Also Read - Coronavirus in India: Another COVID-19 Patient Dies in Maharashtra, Death Toll in State Rises to 21 | Highlights
Most mature automobile markets like the UK and US have a government body that oversee safety and if necessary, step in and issue a recall. The concerned manufacturer then has to provide a solution free of cost to the consumer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looks after recalls in the USA, and Euro-NCAP is an established car safety performance assessment programme for cars on sale in Europe. Also Read - India to be Under Lockdown For 21 Days, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Spike to 536
Also Read - COVID-19 LIVE: Next 3-4 Weeks Are Crucial, PM Modi Tells State CMs | Top Developments
The new agency will be christened the National Automotive Board and will oversee technical and safety aspects. It will crash-test upcoming models and certify all types of vehicles. The crash testing of models on sale was supposed to have been done by 2012 but the new date is 2014. we aren't sure whether crash testing will be done for all vehicles on sale, or whether vehicles already certified by other authorities like EuroNCAP need to undergo crash testing again in India. It is also unclear whether our crash safety parameters will be on par with the rest of the world or, like our pollution norms, be a generation or two behind the mature markets.