As part of greater safety efforts for two-wheeler drivers in road accidents, the government has started the process of bringing helmets under mandatory standardization. After completion of the process, only the manufacturing and sale of certified helmets from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) will be done in the country. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement on Saturday that the inclusion of the helmet in the BIS list would save two-wheelers in a road accident.
Ministry has also asked people for suggestions
The ministry said in a statement that once the process is complete, only two-wheeler drivers across the country will be manufacturing and selling certified helmets from the Bureau of Indian Standards. According to the statement, the ministry has prepared a draft notification for mandatory certification of helmets for two-wheeler drivers under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act-2016. The Ministry has invited suggestions from people on this.
Helmet reduced weight in new standard
Experts say that without helmet or poor quality of helmet (local helmet), there will be an invoice of Rs 1,000. In the new standard, the weight of the helmet has been reduced from one and a half kg to one kg 200 grams. Non-BIS helmet production, stock and sale will now be considered offenses. On doing so, the company will be fined and punished for two lakhs. Local helmets will also no longer be exported.