The Indian Ministry of road and transport has recently proposed new, safer and more stringent norms for car, busses and truck tyres. These new norms will require tyres to be sold in India to meet a certain benchmark, including rolling resistance, wet grip, and rolling sound emission.
As part of the Central Motor Vehicles (Tenth Amendment) Rules, 2022, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification, setting new standards for tyres meant for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles (CVs), heavy trucks, and buses. Come October, tyres meant for the said vehicles will need to adhere to strict standards for wet grip, rolling resistance and rolling sound emissions, said the official statement from MoRTH.
Tyres are the most important component of a vehicle. Irrespective of how well-engineered a vehicle is, if the tyre is not in shape, the vehicle wouldn't perform well. This is applicable across all segments. Be it a supercar, or a truck, its tyres are the only point of contact with the road and hence it is important to have good tyres.
However, tyres are often one of the most ignored bits of a vehicle. Buyers often pick the cheapest tyre on the market just to keep the vehicle running. The cheapest tyres are not even close to being the best option for your car. However, the tyre market in India is largely unorganised and is not regulated.
To Resolve these problems The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) recently issued a notification for new standards for tyres in India regarding rolling resistance, rolling sound, and wet grip.
Benefits of New Standards of Tyre in India-
Rolling resistance( Fuel Efficiency will increase)
Wet Grip( Performance on Braking on wet stretches)
Rolling sound Emission
New Norms of Tyre in India will pave the way for ‘Star rating’ or ‘ Labeling’ of Tyres in the country in near future.
This would bring Tyres manufactured and sold in India on par with European standards and help customers make informed decisions.