AIS 140 Notification: A Timeline

AIS 140 has come as a revolutionary reform in the Indian transportation sector with the sole aim to have streamlined and efficient operations on the roads. As this mandate is gaining traction all over India, many states have seen immediate implementation of the same. And now, as more and more Indian states plan to incorporate this directive, here is a look at the AIS-140 notification timeline.

28th November, 2016

The very first time AIS 140 norms were introduced as the Rule 125H of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. The introduction added the need of an emergency button in all vehicles which came under this guideline. It also stated the vehicles which did not come under this rule, and hence did not necessarily have the need for a device to be installed as follows:

  • Two wheelers;
  • E-rickshaw;
  • Three wheelers
  • Any transport vehicle for which no permit is required under clause (35) of section 2 of the Act



This additional rule also stated that the checking of these devices was to be done in reference to the AIS 140 norms 2016 and all of its amendments, at the same time taking into consideration the BIS specifications, under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986.

This concludes the history of how AIS 140 norms were set into place. However, there are many factors as to WHY these were set into place. Some of the factors are listed below:

  • Features to track driver behaviour
  • Tracking of vehicle well-being and optimisation
  • Customizable alerts to ensure no road rage or over speeding

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1st April 2018

We’ve come a long way from 2016, and now, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, in these two years has learnt the importance of the implementation of AIS 140 notifications and devices due to their increasing safety features, which have helped in increasing the security of vehicles on Indian roads.

This specific date was the deadline given by the government for all public transport systems to ensure the successful implementation of AIS-140 notifications and devices in all passenger buses. However, till this date, the importance of AIS 140 devices and notifications was not recognized for private vehicles or vehicles other than passenger buses.


1st June 2019

While most buses have implemented AIS 140, the people of our nation have realized the importance of AIS 140 notifications and devices in fleets too. Up till 2019, this importance was only realized for passenger buses which carry a larger number of passengers, and it’s implementation was mostly limited to just these public transport buses.

But with the recognition and spread of AIS 140 notifications, the people wanted to know more about this system which could help them ensure the safety of their families as well as vehicles. But, the only information you could get on the web was the AIS 140 notification list itself, which was written in complicated language, confusing the common man.

Recognizing this importance, LocoNav has done pioneering work in bringing AIS 140 knowledge to the common man, by not only publishing various posts which educate the people of our country in simpler language and covering all important points at the same time, but also have allowed a connection between AIS 140 experts, so that you can get quality personal assistance and choose the best AIS 140 device on your market, which suits your budget and your needs perfectly!

Take a look at the official drafts and amendments that have been formulated and issued by the ARAI.

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