2nd International Symposium on Vehicle Inspection & Certification by ICATDaniele D'Onofrio
After the success of the 1st Symposium, and in order to continue the endeavour towards further creating awareness on the methodical requirements of ”Roadworthiness through Inspection”, the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT – a division of NATRiP, Government of India) has organised, in association with Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH), the 2nd International Symposium on Vehicle Inspection & Certification (iSIC 2016) at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
The two days of symposium (8 & 9 December 2016) have provided a common platform to more than 200 professionals related directly or indirectly to the automotive & general test lane manufacturers/operators, including various state transport department officials. Besides officers from MoRTH, State Transport Departments and OEMs in India, CITA has taken part at the event represented by Mr. Bill Dell, from Opus, who made a general presentation of CITA and its activities.
Together, these professionals have discussed & shared their experience and learned about the trends & innovations on in use vehicle inspection and maintenance. In fact during the event have been broadly covered topics like “Importance/Benefits of Inspection & Certification Centres (I&C) in India”, “New Technologies/ Techniques adopted for Periodical Technical Inspection (PTI) globally”, “Challenges for implementing successful PTI in India”, and “Roles and responsibilities of Government and private parties for successfully implementing I&C Centres worldwide”.
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has presented a pilot project scheme to set up one automated Inspection and Certification centre in 1st phase during 11th five year plan for in-use vehicles in ten identified states, for rigorous inspection of motor vehicles, for fitness of the vehicle, safety and emission check. MoRTH has also envisaged about 20 centres in different states for 2nd phase during 12th five year plan. Simultaneously some states have also shown interest to setup such centres on PPP mode. NATIS through ICAT also in process of signing MoU with worldwide renowned test operators for setting up of I&C Centres in the country.