The government is firming up a Construction Equipment Manufacturing (CEM) legislation to introduce a separate regulatory framework and Act for off-highway equipment.
The proposed legislation is similar to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules and will soon be placed before Parliament for its enactment. It will cover construction equipment that is not wheeled and aim to curb the use of spurious parts. “The new regulations are for off-highway construction equipment which are not wheeled because for the wheeled, the Road and Transport Ministry is making regulations,” Heavy Industries Secretary Girish Shankar said at an Assocham event. “Standards will be set on what kind of people can operate these machines. This will be an enabling enactment. Along with that, it will provide for testing and certification of equipment.”