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Government does away with beacon lights for VIPs from May 1 - Times of India

NEW DELHI: From May 1, no VIPs or dignitary including President, PM, Chief Justice of India and chief minister will be allowed to have red beacon on their vehicles. The red beacons will be allowed only for emergency vehicles and enforcement agencies ...and more »

Government Puts An End To Red Beacon On All VIP Vehicles, Including PM's, From 1 May - Huffington Post India

Only 4 categories would be allowed to use the red beacon - President, Vice President, Chief Justice of India and the Lok Sabha Speaker. Agencies. Hindustan Times via Getty Images. NEW DELHI -- In what could be seen as a major step towards ending the ...and more »

Siren cull: India bans red beacon lights from top of VIP cars - The Guardian

Indians idling in the country's notoriously congested traffic have long resented the sight of red flashing lights on the roof of cars zooming up behind them: the sign a public official is approaching and needs other drivers to let them pass. Soon ...and more »

Beacons curb: Red, blue, ordinary - The Hindu

In a most welcome move, the Union Cabinet has decided to disallow the use of the red beacon on vehicles on India's roads. Starting May 1, only vehicles on emergency services, such as ambulances, fire trucks and police cars, will be permitted the use of ...and more »

No more lal battis for VIPs from May 1; PM Modi gives up red beacon too - Businessinsider India

Finally, the lal batti or the red beacon culture has come to an end. A new regulation has been formed under which VIPs, ministers and lawmakers have been prohibited to use the red beacon from May 1. Under the new norm, only President, Vice President ...and more »

Government announces ban on use of red beacons on VIP vehicles to put an end to 'VIP culture' - YourStory.com

The Union Cabinet has taken a major decision to end the use of red beacons on top of the vehicles used by government officials and dignitaries. This decision was taken on April 19, 2017, with the aim of putting an end to the "VIP culture". The use of ...and more »

Rest in Peace, Red Beacon… Amen! - Star of Mysore

Although it is difficult for me to say since when, the flashing red beacon atop a white car has over the years evolved as the most obvious, although very often the illegal symbol of importance and power in our country. In the days of my childhood I ...and more »

Narendra Modi govt bans use of red beacon lights on VVIP vehicles across India from 1 May - Firstpost

The Narendra Modi Cabinet has taken a decision to stop the use of red beacon lights atop official VVIP vehicles. The decision will come into effect from 1 May, according to media reports. Once this comes into effect, the report in The Financial Express ...and more »

Red beacons for VIPs banned from May 1, even vehicles of PM and President not exempt - Hindustan Times

The ban will extend to Union ministers, chief ministers, state cabinet ministers, bureaucrats and judges of the high court and Supreme Court. india Updated: May 14, 2017 14:02 IST. Moushumi Das Gupta Hindustan Times, New Delhi. The ban applies to Union ...and more »

VIP beacons get red flag from government - Business Standard

The Union Cabinet has decided to remove beacons atop all vehicles, including that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, from May 1. The government feels beacons are seen as symbols of a VIP culture that has no place in a democratic country. “It has been ...and more »