Workshop on ‘Future Technology and Regulations for Automobiles in India’ held

(UNI) Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) in association with Transport Department of Jammu & Kashmir government on Friday organised a workshop on ‘Future Norms and Safety Regulation for automobiles in India’.
“The objective of the workshop was to share knowledge and best-practices on futuristic technologies and regulations for automobiles in India, to J&K transport department officials. Most of the current problems in the automotive industry are widely caused due to lack of innovation in the space.
“Special emphasis was given to upcoming emission norms and safety regulations for automobiles so as to improve road safety and bring down accident rates,” the statement said.
J&K Transport Commissioner Dr S. P. Vaid, IPS, said, “We welcome and thank SIAM for organising this important workshop at Jammu. In order to improve safety on roads, several steps need to be undertaken. For e.g. in the area of highway construction, training, Inspection and certification etc are necessary. In J & K, commercial vehicle life is for a span of 20 years, but seeing the environmental conditions, we might have to think of Delhi’s parameter of 10 year for diesel vehicles and 15 years for petrol vehicles. One I&C and IDTR centre is coming up in Jammu but we need similar centres in Kashmir also. We request the auto industry to open driving institutes on the lines of Maruti Driving Schools (MDS)”.