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The provision of a front passenger airbag has been mandated for all passenger vehicles in the country. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has now issued a notification that tells to make the dual airbags compulsory.

Some of the main highlights have been mentioned below, for readers to have a better overview-

  • Existing cars which are on sale have time till August 31, while newer models to change until April 1.
  • All the entry-level models from Maruti, Hyundai, Mahindra, Renault, and Datsun would be affected.
  • The prices of these budget cars are expected to go up by Rs 5,000-8,000.

Firstly, the new models that are being dispatched in the market will have two airbags as standard. Every one of the vehicles, similar to the Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Alto, S-Presso, Celerio, Wagon R, Hyundai Santro, Renault Kwid, Datsun Redigo, and the Mahindra Bolero, which are as yet being retailed either without a traveler airbag through and through, or with one offered as a paid choice.

Following the most recent guideline, at that point, the list of compulsory security equipment in vehicles is currently more, and furthermore incorporates ABS, back leaving sensors, front inhabitant safety belt updates, and a rapid ready framework. Pushing ahead, the public authority is pondering the presentation of more dynamic security gadgets, as AEB (self-sufficient crisis slowing down) and ESC (electronic soundness control), that can help forestall mishaps.

Well with that said, do let us know your opinions on this new mandatory rule by dropping a comment down below.


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