Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, was presented with an Innovation Award by the top Management Of Global New Car Assessment Program in respect of the Indian Governments legislative action to improve vehicle safety. David Ward, President, Global NCAP and Max Mosley, former chairman, Global NCAP presented the award to Nitin Gadkari and Abhay Damle, joint secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The Global NCAP thanked the Indian government for its strong support of the Safer Cars For India Campaign.

Indias journey towards vehicle safety started off in 2014, when the first ever made in India cars were crash tested by Global NCAP. The first few cars did not fare well, but fast forward five years, we already have the Tata Nexon as the first ever, made-in-India car to get a 5 star rating from Global NCAP, which has perhaps the most stringent crash test safety norms. With Tata Motors opening the score, Mahindra is not far behind, with its Marazzo getting a 4 star rating. More and more automotive manufacturers in India have started putting in solid efforts towards making safer cars in India and exporting them to other markets as well.

Source: CarAndBike

February 12, 2019