Friday, May 28, 2021
By CarKhabri Team
MoRTH To Introduce New Norms for Tyres
In its efforts to improve safety standards on roads the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has drafted new norms for tyres. The new norms are speculated to control the increasing number of road accidents. According to new norms it will be mandatory for all the tyres used in different vehicles to meet the standards of rolling resistance, rolling sound emissions, wet grip in accordance to Stage -II limits of the European regulations. The implementation of new will improve the fuel and braking efficiency of the vehicles. They will also improve the quality of tyres sold in India despite their brand.
New Norms to Come in Effect from October 2021: The ministry has invited suggestions and amendments from the experts within a month. In the absence of any recommendation from the experts the ministry will implement the new norms from October 1, 2021. After incorporating these norms with Automotive Indian Standards (AIS), they will be directly merged in the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The new norms will be written in such a way that it will be easier for the buyers to understand the rating and quality at the time of buying a new set of tyres. It will be mandatory for the manufacturers to follow these norms strictly for all types of tyres.
According to the sources of MoRTH the rolling resistance will improve the fuel efficiency, whereas wet grip will improve the working of brakes on slippery terrains during rains. The rolling sound emission relates to the sound generated while the vehicle is running on road.
New Norms Are According to the government of India intends to introduce a “Star Rating System” for tyres in the country. It will be in accordance with “Tyre Labelling” regulations (UNECE R117) applicable in European continent. The Global Automotive Research Center (GARC) in Chennai has been authorised to conduct the tyre labelling and certification tests in India.