By an announcement by MoRTH ( Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways ) it has become mandatory for all the new cars that will be launched in the Indian market from this month (October 2018) to comply with pedestrian safety features. This will include the new design of bonnets, which will help minimize the impacts on pedestrians during an accident.
According to survey conducted,it was known that India contributes to most of road accidents fatalities from across the globe. Hence to make Indian roads and vehicles more safe, the government is bringing in many mandatory safety norms. Recently we saw safety norms such as ABS mandatory for cars and full time headlights for two wheelers.
In the coming months, ABS will also become mandatory for all new two wheelers. By the year 2023 it is that expected that all cars in the Indian market will come with mandatory safety features such as ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking).
With this the Indian government aims to bring the Indian road safety standards at par with the international standards. This can already be seen in the case of engine norms, where the vehicles in India will now directly jump from BS-IV engines to BS-VI compliant engines in the coming years.