In the next three days, the order will be issued by the Ministry of Transport of the Central Government. These rules will be applicable for all cars. Major step has been taken after Cyrus Mistry crash.
New Delhi: After the death of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry in a road accident, the government is focusing on providing more safety features in cars. In this episode, the central government is making rear seat belt mandatory. Must for vehicle companies to have at least six ‘airbags’ in eight-seat vehicles from October.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that it will be necessary for all the people in the car to wear seat belts. Union Minister Gadkari said In a program, the death of Cyrus Mitri in a car accident was also mentioned. Gadkari talked about fines during this program.
He said that the person sitting in the seat next to the driver of the car has to wear a seat belt. Along with this, if the occupants of the rear seat of the car do not put on the seat belt, then they will have to pay a fine. In the next three days, the order will be issued by the Ministry of Transport of the Central Government. These rules will be applicable for all cars. It will have to be implemented by the state governments.
Earlier in the year 2022 itself, it was said by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways that for the safety of passengers, it has been decided to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989, so that the safety of vehicles can be increased. To a question on whether six airbags are required for eight-seater vehicles, Gadkari said, ‘Trysh to hai’.
After Cyrus Mistry crash he further added, we have decided that vehicles should have seat belt alarm system for rear seats also. Under Rule 138(3) of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR), a fine of Rs 1,000 can be imposed for not wearing a seat belt in the back seat. However, most people are not aware of this.
“The notification for the rear seat belt mandate will be issued in the coming two-three days. Road safety is the only field where I tried my best but could not succeed,” Gadkari said at the ‘India@75 — Past, Present and Future’ conclave in New Delhi.
India tops the list in the world in terms of road accidents. Prior to the pandemic, there was one deadly road crash in India every four minutes, equal to 11 per cent of all crash-related deaths globally. Last year, 150,000 people were killed in nearly 500,000 road accidents in the country.