NATRAXDate: 05 July 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
The largest vehicle testing facility has been set up in Indore. The NATRAX is a vehicle testing track developed for new vehicles.
Till now, India did not have such a large testing facility and relied on Europe and America for getting vehicles tested.
The testing facility is the largest in India and the fifth largest in the world. It is more advanced than those present in China or Japan.
National Automotive Test Tracks (NATRAX) has a11.3-km high-speed track and is in line with top class facilities elsewhere.
Vehicle can be tested for a maximum speed of 375 km/hr. Development and homologation tests of all kinds of vehicles can be carried out here.
Other types of tests that can be performed include durability testing, constant fuel consumption, maximum speed, emission test, brake performance etc.
The NATRAX project has been constructed under the NATRiP (National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project) of Ministry of Heavy Industries.
The project is a one stop solution for all variety of vehicles and equipments starting from heaviest tractor-trailers to two wheeler vehicles.
Currently, manufacturers of equipments will have to go abroad and test their durability, even for Indian conditions. The new facility will remove such issues.