Before the rollout on October 1st, Bharat NCAP crash test regulations were made public.

The Bharat NCAP crash test ratings, which will take effect on October 1, 2023, were jointly announced today by Global NCAP and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). With this, India will move up to the fifth nation in the world to establish its own system for assessing the results of auto crash tests.   The Bharat NCAP emblem and a label with the program's rating will be present on vehicles that have undergone testing.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari announced earlier today that the BNCAP official notification had been approved. Announcing that Bharat NCAP has already received over 30 requests for testing vehicles, he also expressed his happiness at the program's adoption by the car sector.  Gadkari also recognized that his government is working to address the significant issue of road engineering in addition to auto safety.

Gadkari also said that the cost of testing a car under the Bharat NCAP programme is around Rs 60 lakh, whereas a similar test would require around Rs 2.5 crore if done overseas. 

David Ward, president of the Towards Zero Foundation (TZF) and executive director for Global NCAP, was also present at the occasion and noted that among the G20 nations, India had made the most progress in the last ten years in terms of the adoption of vehicle safety technologies. Given that the G20 accounts for more than 80% of car sales, this is also noteworthy.

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