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Soon, Galvanisation May Be Mandatory For Automobile Steel

Centre drives plan to make galvanised steel mandatory in Indian automobile production

Soon, Galvanisation May Be Mandatory For Automobile Steel
What’s Missing? | Photograph by Soumik Kar
Soon, Galvanisation May Be Mandatory For Automobile Steel
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2018-12-26T14:35:04+05:30

You could soon be saved from a major problem that blights your automobile—corrosion and rust. This is more evident if you live in a region that gets heavy rainfall such as the Northeast or if you are from the coastal areas buffeted by salty sea winds. The salt-laden moisture blown from the sea is a catalyst that accelerates the corrosion process, thereby reducing your car’s life and depreciating its value. Is there a solution to stop the decay or shield the cars from the elements? The answer is galvanised steel, the one with an anti-rust, protective zinc coating. Problem is all domestic production cars are made currently with non-galvanised steel. That’s what the government is intending to change; and throw a lifeline to millions of automobile owners in the country.

The Union road transport ministry is considering a proposal to make it mandatory for the automobile industry to use only galvanised steel. The government has asked leading automobile safety and engineering institutions such as the Inter­national Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT),...

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