Draft Standards for Road-Trains

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  • April 26, 2021
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Draft Standards for Road-Trains

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III Infrastructure 

In news

  • Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has published Draft Standards for Road-Trains.

Key takeaways 

  • To revolutionize the transport of goods and reduce the overall logistic costs, the Automotive Industry Standards Committee has amended its AIS-113 Standard to include the safety requirements of Road-Trains. 
  • The standards have been prepared after examining European benchmarks, keeping in mind Indian operating conditions.

Important value additions 

  • Road-Train is a motor vehicle wherein the traction is provided by the puller, which is connected to a serial combination of trailers or semi- trailers. 
  • These shall ply on select stretches to reduce congestion, save fuel and reduce noise & air-pollution.
  • The Automotive Industry Standards Committee has representatives from the relevant Ministries, Testing Agencies, Industry stakeholders, BIS etc.

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