Govt to make ABS and Speed Limiters mandatory for commercial vehicles

The government will prohibit sale of all the commercial vehicles sold in India with below Bharat Stage IV (BSIV) in major metro cities

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 29, 2015 4:10 pm
trucks The government will prohibit sale of all the commercial vehicles sold in India with below Bharat Stage IV (BSIV) in major metro cities.

The Government of India has taken an initiative to make the country cleaner and safer by equipping mandatory ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and Speed limiters on all the commercial vehicles sold in the country. This decision by the government will be in effect from 1st October, 2015.

For this, the government will prohibit sale of all the commercial vehicles sold in India with below Bharat Stage IV (BSIV) in major metro cities like Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, etc. Reducing the sales of BSIII and BSII compliant vehicles in the region will help reduce the pollution level. Moreover, it will come as a welcome move for the National Air Quality Index that was launched by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. With the help of the National Air Quality Index, the National Green Tribunal has taken many initiatives to curb the automotive emissions in the Delhi-NCR region.

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Furthermore, all the commercial vehicles weighing 12 tonnes or more, including multi-axle and tractor-trailers, will be made mandatory to come equipped with the ABS system. According to the government, the ABS system will be made compulsory across the country from October 2015.

Lastly, all the commercial vehicles produced in the country on or after 1st October, 2015 will come fitted with speed limiters. The speed limiters in vehicles will help the drivers not to over speed above 80 kmph. This rule will also implement across the nation effective from October this year. However, Tata Motors has already started manufacturing its commercial vehicles with speed limiters.

The commercial vehicles that are manufactured before 1st October will be exempt from these rules and norms.

This move by the government will help reduce the number of accidents on highways as well as in cities and will make India a pollution free country in the coming future.

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