The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MoRTH) today announced that it has initiated a transformational programme to implement various new international emission standards along with safety measures for transport vehicles. The ministry mentioned that the draft notification has been issued for the electronic stability control system (ESC) for buses, which is expected to come into force by April 2023. It aims to achieve higher standards of safety for all categories of vehicles. Apart from this, the ministry has identified certain priority areas for international standardisation. This includes the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), which is likely to come into effect by next month.
As far as these regulations are concerned, the union government intends to make the Indian automotive industry at par with developed countries. These steps are believed to be in-line with the government's path for a long-term road map for the automobile sector which will be crucial to the country's GDP.