The Ministry of Road, Transport, and Highways (MoRTH) has mandated that all N2 and N3 category (commercial) trucks produced from October 1, 2025, have factory-fitted air-conditioned cabins for drivers. This is a significant development for the automotive industry, a news agency revealed.
As per further information, Tata, Ashok Leyland, and Mahindra are just a few of the truck manufacturers facing increased financial strain as a result of this directive.
Stakeholder feedback was requested by MoRTH within 30 days following the notification date.
The MoRTH notice stated that the air conditioning system’s cabin performance testing must follow IS 14618: 2022, as modified from time to time.
On July 6, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari unveiled the draft notification that would require air conditioning systems to be installed in truck cabins that have been approved.