Six airbags in cars will become mandatory in India

Jan 9, 2022 1 min read
Six airbags in cars will become mandatory in India

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) made compulsory two airbags for drivers and passengers on the front seats across all four-wheelers, including cheapest cars. Now, the minister is planning to mandate six airbags in all cars to make Indian vehicles more safer.

Now, there's an argument that India is a price sensitive market where sales are impacted. Adding four more airbags for rear seat passengers will not cost more than ₹ 8000 - ₹ 9000 including the cost of modification. An airbag generally costs around ₹ 1800 and modification will costs you around ₹ 500. Furthermore, there are cost of labour cost and inflating tool. According to estimates, offering 6 airbags will costs you by ₹ 30,000 covering all costs.

Nitin Gadkari shared his views on mandating six airbags in cars and appealed all Private Vehicle Manufacturers to provide a minimum of 6 airbags across all variants and segments of the vehicle.  

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