New Delhi: Now, two-wheeler house owners in India will put on solely Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)-certified helmets, as the federal government on Friday mentioned solely BIS-certified helmets can be manufactured and offered in India for two-wheelers.
According to a press release supplied by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the event would assist avoiding sale of low-quality two-wheeler helmets within the nation. This, in flip, would assist keep away from deadly accidents in case of street accidents, it mentioned.
“The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways…has issued the ‘Helmet for riders of Two Wheelers Motor Vehicles (Quality Control ) Order, 2020’. “Protective helmets for two-wheeler riders have been included beneath obligatory BIS certification and the publication of the Quality Control Order,” it said.
Following the directions of the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety, a committee was formulated to consider lighter helmets in India suiting the country’s climatic conditions and that for ensuring compliance among citizen to wear the helmets. The committee had experts from different fields, including expert doctors from AIIMS and also from BIS.
The committee in March 2018, after detailed analysis in its report, recommended lighter helmets in the country, and the ministry accepted the report. According to the recommendations of the committee, the BIS has revised specifications through which it is expected to make lighter helmets.
The total number of two-wheelers being manufactured in India annually stands at about 1.7 crore. The International Road Federation, a Geneva-based global road safety body working for better and safer roads worldwide, welcomed the road transport ministry’s move to bring helmets for two-wheeler riders under the mandatory BIS regime.