The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the revised cost estimate for projects under the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIP), an official statement said.
The decision to approve the revised cost estimate worth Rs 3,727.30 crore for NATRIP projects was taken at its meeting here, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The approval ensures completion of projects under NATRIP for the establishment of the global test centres in India, said the statement.
“This will address the R&D requirements of the automotive industry, full-fledged testing and homologation centres,” it said.
The centres are are within the northern auto-cluster at ICAT, Manesar, Haryana, the southern auto-cluster at GARC-Oragadam, Chennai, while existing centres at ARAI-Pune and VRDE-Ahmednagar in Maharashtra will be upgraded for the western auto-cluster, it said, adding that the new infrastructure will enable vehicle and component manufacturers to develop and certify products which meet global standards.