Govt working on introducing airbags for all car passengers: Gadkari

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Govt working on introducing airbags for all car passengers: Gadkari

New Delhi, : Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said in the Lok Sabha that at present only two airbags are mandatory in cars. He said that with a view to save the lives of passengers, government is trying to have airbags for every seat in the car. While answering a question by Dr Nishikant Dubey, BJP MP from Godda, Jharkhand; Gadkari said that the cost of airbags is only ?800. As of now, two airbags are mandatory in cars, there are no airbags for the rear passengers, Gadkari said the department is also trying to have airbags for the rear passengers so that their lives can be saved.
Nishikant Dubey had asked that nearly 1.5 lakh deaths happen due to road accident every year, government has decided that each car must have six airbags so that lives could be saved. He asked though the due date for its draft notification is in October, 2022, when will it be issued? Gadkari said that the proposal in this regard is under consideration and the government will try to take action on it soon.