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    Govt to bring helmets under mandatory BIS regime

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    This will enable to have only BIS-certified helmets for two wheelers to be manufactured and sold in India. The ministry has invited suggestions or comments in this respect which can be sent to the Joint Secretary (MVL), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways within a month.

    This will improve the quality of two wheeler helmets and would improve road safety scenario
    New Delhi: The government has initiated a process to bring helmets under mandatory BIS regime as part of efforts to reduce fatal injuries involving two-wheelers, the Road Transport and Highways Ministry said on Saturday. Once the process is completed only BIS-certified helmets for two-wheeler riders would be manufactured and sold in India.

    "Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a draft notification for bringing Protective Helmets for two wheelers rider under compulsory certification as per Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016," the MoRTH said in a statement.

    This will enable to have only BIS-certified helmets for two wheelers to be manufactured and sold in India, it said.

    "It will also improve the quality of two wheeler helmets and would improve road safety scenario, and further would be helpful in reducing fatal injuries involving two wheelers," it added.

    The ministry has invited suggestions or comments in this respect which can be sent to the Joint Secretary (MVL), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways within a month.
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    7 Comments on this Story

    Sanjay Chowdhury1 day ago
    There should be a standard for roads also. Road safety cannot exclude the roads.
    surendra damania1 day ago
    Whatever regulation is on paper but implementation of wearing helmet among two wheelers user is very poor
    Two wheelers population is increasing by 5000 or more every month in Maharashtra
    But do we have enough police force to catch large numbers of violators that is increasing on increasing population of two wheelers
    Government should hire volunteers on commission basis to implement effectively monitor n control helmet violators
    Volunteers should be assigned targets on daily basis n fines collected should be deposited on daily basis n should be shared with volunteers on fortnightly basis
    This will generate employment n additional income to RTO n curb violators
    Govt n ministry to issue names of manufacturer who are manufacturing BIS compliant helmets as well as give details of BIS standard n specifications
    Ganesh Ramaswamy1 day ago
    It’s a right step in the Right direction.
    To have an effective implementation there should be clear standard and recommended pricing for entry level helmets so that the mass gets benefitted.
    Add on a can be had as an option for the deep pockets.
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