The Indian Auto Industry is harmonizing both Safety & Emission regulations with International Standards for sustained growth of the Industry for combating the environment and become a global export hub.
India has a well established and Regulatory Framework under the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways in which SIAM plays a very important role. All the stake holders are part of the regulation formulation setup. The ministry issues the notifications under the Central Motor Vehicle Rules and Motor Vehicles Act.
India is harmonizing its Emission Norms for Four Wheelers with the European Regulation and has adopted Euro III, equivalent norms in 11 Metropolitan Cities from Apr 1 2005. For Two Wheelers, which constitutes 70% of the vehicle population unique Indian emission norms, which are one of the tightest in the world have been adopted.
The Safety Regulations are being aligned with the ECE regulation and the Road Map prepared by SIAM envisages alignment by 2010.
The In use Vehicle Emission norms have been tightened with effect from 1st October 2004 and computerisation model has been developed by SIAM, which is already in place in the Major Metro Cities and would be extended through out the country in a phased manner.
The Lambda Measurement is proposed to be introduced in the city of Delhi for vehicles with close loop three way catalytic Converter.
India has joined as an observer in the UNECE-WP29 as an observer and is actively participating in the deliberation for evolving. GTR's which would help in harmonization of standards.