Vip Beacon Lights Will Be Removed From May 1
The VIP culture will come to an end as the Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided that the beacon light will be removed from all the VIP vehicles. The decision will also be applicable on prime minister from May 1 onwards.
"In a historic decision, the Cabinet has decided that beacon lights will be removed from all vehicles, barring emergency services vehicles, from May 1," Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said.
The minister said, "this government is a government of common masses and has decided to abolish VIP culture of beacon lights and sirens". The notification in this regard will be issued soon, he said, adding that the decision is a democratic one.
Gadkari is the first one to remove the beacon light from his vehicle.
The newly formed government in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab heads by Yogi Adityanath and Captain Amarinder Singh respectively also have removed the beacon lights from their vehicles.
However, emergency vehicles, like ambulance, can continue to use red or blue beacons.