6.26 lakh motorcycle helmets have been issued to Indian motorists and over 100 million helmets have now been installed in the country.
According to the National Motor Vehicle Administration, in 2013, the government had issued 7 crore helmets, while in 2016, it had issued 8.5 crore.
As per official data, helmet sales are expected to reach 5.9 crore by 2019.
Motorcycle helmets are made of carbon fibre and are made in India and are equipped with a motor in the back.
In case of helmets, they come with a visor, which allows a rider to see in dark conditions.
The helmet is secured by a rubber ring around the head, which can be removed in case of accidents or accidents involving other riders.
While the helmets are often used by men, women can use them as well.
Mumbai-based marketing company Econo Motor Co., Ltd, which has a manufacturing facility in Pune, has made helmet manufacturing a global phenomenon.
The company, which is owned by Tata Sons, has launched a range of helmet designs to cater to all types of customers.
Econo’s helmet designs are unique in that they are designed to be as lightweight as possible and are also able to withstand extreme temperatures and impacts, said Rahul Jain, president, Economical Co., L.P. The helmets are also equipped with air pockets for quick and easy replacement.
The company has launched two different helmet designs in India: one that comes with an air-purifying coating and the other with a reflective material, said Jain.