What is the Bharat New Car Assessment programme : explained

 Mr. Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road, Transport, and Highways, established the Bharat National Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) on August 22, now India has its own domestic automotive crash testing program.

The Bharat NCAP will become India the sixth nation after the US, China, Japan, and South Korea to establish such a program, with implementation set to begin nationwide on October 1, 2023.

The following three tests will be performed: side impact test side, pole impact test and frontal impact test   

At 64 km/h or 40 mph, frontal impact tests are conducted. For side crashes tests will be conducted at 50 km/h and pole-side impacts would be at 29 km/h and pole-side impacts.

Global NCAP will stop evaluating Indian vehicles once Bharat NCAP launches since it won't compete with Bharat NCAP

Currently Vehicle testing abroad can cost up to Rs 2.5 crore, but with Bharat NCAP, the price is significantly lower at just Rs 60 lakh as said by Mr. Gadkari

The program seeks to improve road safety by raising the safety requirements for Indian cars weighing up to 3.5 tonnes.

The program is applicable to type-approved M1 category motor vehicles with a GVW under 3.5T. The base versions of a certain model will be tested in this volunteer program.

The establishment of Bharat NCAP is a significant step toward raising road safety standards in India. The program would benefit manufacturers and customers , and it is a significant step toward making India a safer place to drive.