According to him, Bharat-NCAP will act as a consumer-centric platform, allowing customers to choose safer cars based on their star ratings, while promoting a healthy competition among OEMs to make safer cars.
I have now approved the Draft GSR Notification to introduce Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), wherein automobiles in India shall be accorded Star Ratings based upon their performance in Crash Tests. @PMOIndia
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) June 24, 2022
He said Star Rating of Indian Cars Based on Crash Tests is extremely crucial, not just to ensure structural and passenger safety, but also to increase the resale value of Indian cars. Testing protocol for Bharat NCAP shall be aligned with Global Crash Test Protocols, factoring in the existing Indian regulations, allowing OEMs to have their vehicles tested at India’s in-house testing centers.
Bharat NCAP is a critical tool for making India the No. 1 automobile hub in the world, said Gadkari.