Cars in India will soon receive Star Ratings for safety once Gadkari accepts the Bharat NCAP draught.

Nitin Gadkari has accepted the proposal to introduce the countrys Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) The Bharat NCAP will serve as an automobile safety performance assessment tool for every vehicle sold in India . The Bharat NCAP will act as a consumer-centric platform, encouraging customers to choose safer cars based on their star-ratings .

Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, has accepted the proposal to introduce the country's Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Program).The Bharat NCAP will serve as an automobile safety performance assessment tool for every vehicle sold in India.Bharat-NCAP will act as a consumer-centric platform, encouraging customers to choose safer cars based on their star-ratings and fostering a healthy market among OEMs in India to produce more efficient vehicles, tweeted Nitin Gadkari.According to him, a Star Rating of Indian cars based on Crash Tests is extremely important not only for structural and passenger safety in cars, but also for increasing the vehicle's export value.

Manufacturers in India can now only depend on Global NCAP, which conducts voluntary crash assessments of cars to give them a star rating out of 5.It is yet to be seen if making a Bharat NCAP crash test compulsory for all vehicles sold in the region would be made mandatory.Starting October 1, the government is also expected to mandate the use of six airbags in all new cars.Although the addition of more airbags does not necessarily guarantee that the vehicle is safer, the Bharat NCAP study suggests that carmakers should upgrade the body shell of their respective vehicles as well as provide more safety features from the base model onwards.