Welcome to NATRiP

National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP), is a fully Government of India funded project with a total project cost of Rs. 3727.30 crore. This is the largest and one of the most significant initiatives in Automotive sector so far. The project aims at creating core global competencies in automotive sector in India by facilitating seamless integration of Indian Automotive industry with the world, through setting up state-of-the-art, four green field automotive testing, homologation and R&D infrastructure facilities and up-gradation of two existing facilities with new technology and equipment. The four new centers that have been setup are:

1) International Center For Automotive Technology (iCAT) at Manesar (Haryana) in northern India.

2) Global Automotive Research Center (GARC) at Oragadam near Chennai (Tamil Nadu) in southern India.

3) National Automotive Test Tracks (NATRAX) at Pithampur near Indore (Madhya Pradesh) in central India.

4) National Institute Of Automotive Inspection, Maintenance & Training (NIAIMT) at Silchar (Assam) in    northeast India.

The two existing facilities 'Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI-Pune) and Vehicle Research & Development Establishment (VRDE - Ahmednagar)' have been upgraded with new technologies.

NATRiP Testing Centres
As part of NATRIP, the following test centers have been setup for the detail of test facilities please visit below mentioned links:
GARC Chennai
iCAT Manesar
NIAIMT Silchar

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