Indian government proposing to make air conditioning in truck cabs compulsory


By RACE Innovations Pvt Ltd - 28th August 2023

India – A draft notification mandating the installation of air-conditioning systems in the cabins of motor vehicles belonging to N2 and N3 truck categories* (i.e., trucks with gross weights and combination weights above 3.5 tons) manufactured from January 1, 2025, onwards was put out for comment and consultation on July 10, 2023, by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) in Delhi. Comments or suggestions were invited from the stakeholders within 30 days from the date of notification.

The new regulation states that performance testing of the cabin fitted with air-conditioning system shall comply with IS 14618: 2022, as amended from time to time.

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