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6 airbags to be mandatory in cars from October 1, 2023

The new regulation was due to roll out on October 1, 2022.

The government of India has deferred its proposal to make 6 airbags mandatory for all M-1 category vehicles for one year.

The minister for road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari, has stated that the new regulation will now come into effect from October 1, 2023. He added that the decision to defer the implementation of the proposal was taken due to the global supply chain constraints faced by the auto industry.

A draft notification to make 6 airbags mandatory for M-1 category vehicles was approved by the government in January this year. The new regulation was due to roll out on October 1, 2022.

 
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