Modi Cabinet’s Historical Decision No Vehicles Will Have Red Lights (Beacons) From May 1, 2017

The Union cabinet today proposed to remove the beacon lights from all the VIP vehicles to rampant VIP Culture in India. Following the proposal of Transport ministry to ban the use of red lights on the VIP vehicles before one-and-half years, Modi’s cabinet cracks down on ‘lal batti‘ culture.

Regarding this Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said, “In a historic decision, the Cabinet has decided that beacon lights will be removed from all vehicles, barring emergency services vehicles, from May 1. This government is a government of common masses and has decided to abolish VIP culture of beacon lights and sirens“.

Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party government led by Arvind Kerjiwal was first to withdraw the red beacons usage followed by Punjab, Uttar Pradesh government and Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari.

However, other emergency and relief services vehicles will continue to have the Blue-coloured beacons after 1st May too.

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