The Centre has issued a notification laying down safety requirements such as visual display, handrail and
seat belt anchorages for construction equipment vehicles (CEVs).
This is to ensure safety while these vehicles are running on public roads along with other vehicles, the Ministry of
Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) said.
Certain safety requirements are already mandated for construction equipment vehicles under the Central Motor
Vehicles Rules (CMVR), 1989.
The new norms will be rolled out in a phased manner — Phase-I (April 2021) and Phase-II (April 2024) — as per
This Standard aims to introduce AIS (Automotive Industry Standard) 160, to introduce several safety requirements
including visual display requirements, requirements for operator station and maintenance areas, non-metallic fuel
tanks, minimum access dimensions, and others.