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Air bag makers eye boost from new India rules

By 2020, overall revenues from airbag sales in the country are set to rise 11 per cent a year to hit US$2 billion

A worker scanning the barcode on an air bag inside a factory of air bag maker Rane TRW Steering System at Singaperumal Koil in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India, last week.

New Delhi

THE world's largest air bag suppliers are setting up plants and ramping up capacity in India, eyeing a US$2 billion opportunity thanks to tougher rules aimed at improving one of the world's worst road-safety records.

In India, a person is killed in a road accident every