The government is making six airbags mandatory for all vehicles, including economic models, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on March 30.
Gadkari also said that electric vehicles (EVs) must be manufactured as per safety standards laid down by the government, CNBC-TV18 reported.
"For new EVs, we have already taken decisions on quality. India's safety standards for EVs are in line with global standards," he added. The comments come at a time when reports of some electric scooters catching fire have raised safety concerns.
Earlier in the day, Gadkari arrived at Parliament in a white hydrogen-powered car, the first of its kind in India.