Updated: Oct 15, 2022
Currently, the tyre manufacturers in India need just one certification that is the BIS benchmark, which falls under the Tyre Quality Control Order. However, this doesn't help the customers with an informed choice or let them choose the right set of tyres for their vehicle and purpose.
The Ministry Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has been laying increased emphasis on improving road safety in the country. Off late, the ministry has come up with a slew of initiatives with several standard safety provisions for vehicles plying on the road. In one such initiative to make our roads safer and reduce the number of accidents, the ministry has proposed new mandatory norms for tyre manufacturers.
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.
New norms for safer Tyre Design will Kick-in from October 1, 2022 and from April 1, 2023 vehicles will be sold with new Tyres.
The mandatory norms will be applicable on C1( Passenger cars Tyres), C2( Light commercial vehicle Tyres) and C3 ( Heavy commercial vehicle) tyres.
According to the automotive Indian standard(AIS), the quality and design of tyres of vehicles will now be as per AIS-142:2019.
The Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Heavy Industries are also going to launch star ratings for the tyres soon. The rating will help the customer to choose the best and safest tire according to his usage.
The main aim behind these new tyre designs is to improve fuel efficiency, driving safety and reduction of noise caused due to rolling .New tyres will have better wet grip, Rolling resistance and less rolling noise.