Amendment in deadline to implement new tire standards: ATMA – atma needs amendment in deadline to implement new tire standards

Amendment in deadline to implement new tire standards: ATMA – atma needs amendment in deadline to implement new tire standards

New Delhi, May 28 (PTI) The Automotive Tire Manufacturers Association (ATMA) on Friday said there is a need to revise the deadline for tyres to adopt new standards, which include requirements such as rolling resistance, wet surface grip and rolling noise emission. is.

According to a draft notification issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the proposed standard will come into effect from October 1, 2021 for all new tire designs for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles.

The body of tire manufacturers said that for the effective implementation of the proposed notification, preparation of adequate testing infrastructure in the country is necessary.

ATMA said there is a need for a practical revision in the timelines for adoption of the new norms, to enable the tire industry to conduct a larger number of SKU tests.

The ATMA said it is giving a detailed response to the ministry for effective implementation of the new standards with its technical arm Indian Tire Technical Advisory Committee (ITTAC), without disrupting the production chain of its members.

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