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Automakers oppose six airbag rule, cite constraints on domestic capacity

Industry is now in discussion with MoRTH to reconsider the rule pointing out that there is no country where such a regulation is mandated

Photo: Bloomberg

Photo: Bloomberg

Arindam Majumder New Delhi
Major automakers have opposed the rule to implement six air bag rule from October.

Business Standard learnt that in a recent meeting of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), member companies said that they opposed the implementation of six air bag rule from October 1.

Sources said automakers pointed out that the industry’s domestic capacity is not capable of producing six airbags in each vehicle and will require a lot of time to increase capacity.

The lobby group which counts all leading automakers as its members is now in discussion with the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways to reconsider the rule pointing

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First Published: Feb 28 2022 | 8:19 PM IST

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