According to a media report, the government is considering making the use of nitrogen in tyres mandatory. To improve the quality of tyres, manufacturers may be required to mix silicon with the rubber used for manufacturing tyres.
Reports suggest that silicon mixed rubber and the use of nitrogen instead of normal air reduces the chances of tyre bursting due to excessive heat.
The transport minister was responding to supplementaries regarding the recent road accident on the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh in the Parliament. He said that the concrete highway led to 133 deaths in 2016 and 146 in 2017, while 11 fatalities were recorded in 2018.
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