Companies are working arbitrarily on the cost of car airbags, said the Transport Minister
car accidents And in view of the increasing number of deaths, the government has announced an advisory for cars, in which 6 airbags should be mandatory in a car. Regarding this rule, Maruti Chairman RC Bhargava said in June that the effect of the policy is 6 airbags. It is small, because of these 6 air bags, customers will have to pay more than 60 thousand rupees while buying a car It is told that the cost of an air bag in Lok Sabha..
Gadkari told the price of airbags
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey raised the issue of airbags in cars during Question Hour in Lok Sabha. He asked the Union Minister that the government has decided that at least 6 airbags will be made mandatory in every car. Its draft notification is dated October this year, but it has not been issued yet. When will its notification come, so that the policy of 6 airbags can be implemented for the companies.
On this question, Nitin Gadkari said that the cost of an airbag is only Rs 800. The government is considering a proposal for 6 airbags. This too will be implemented soon. He did not say when it would be mandatory for car companies. Gadkari said that about 5 lakh road accidents take place in the country every year, in which 1.5 lakh people lose their lives. Currently, cars require airbags for the driver and front seat passenger. There is no airbag rule for rear seat occupants. However, the government has decided that it will introduce airbags for all passengers.
Why 800 airbags cost 60 thousand?
Now the question is why is the company charging Rs 15,000 for the airbag when it costs Rs 800. According to RC Bhargava, if 6 airbags are installed, then the price will increase by 60 thousand rupees. The car already has 2 airbags, so installing 4 airbags will cost 60 thousand at the rate of 15 thousand per airbag. According to Gadkari, the cost of an airbag is Rs 800. That is, the cost of 4 airbags is Rs 3200.
Now suppose some sensors, supporting accessories will also be installed along with the airbag. Then the price of airbags can increase by around Rs 400 to 500. That is, the price of the airbag can be Rs 1300. That is, the cost of 4 airbags is Rs 5200. Then why is the company asking for Rs 60,000.
What is an Airbag?
In the event of an accident, a bag filled with air comes out of the car automatically, due to this bag the people in the car are saved from a direct collision and their life is saved.