In a draft notification GSR 436(E) July 10, 2020, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has proposed amendment to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, for the inclusion of the standards for the safety evaluation of the vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
The government intends to include motor vehicles of categories 'M' and 'N', running on compressed gaseous hydrogen fuel cell, to be per AIS 157:2020, as amended from time to time, till the corresponding BIS specification is notified under the Bureau of Indian Standard Act, 2016 (11 of 2016). Further, the hydrogen fuel specifications for fuel cell vehicles shall be per ISO 14687 till the corresponding BIS specification is notified under the Bureau of Indian Standard Act, 2016 (11 of 1986).
The notification can be viewed at www.morth.nic.in. MoRTH has invited suggestions and comments from all stakeholders including general public on the proposed amendment, which can be sent either through registered post to Joint Secretary (MVL), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Transport Bhavan, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110001 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of the issuance of the notification.