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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 »

Modi govt bans use of red, blue beacons by VIPs, including President, PM, from May 1 - Zee News

New Delhi: In a significant move to end VIP culture, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided that beacon light will be removed from all vehicles, including that of Prime Minister, from May 1. However, emergency vehicles, like ambulance, can continue to ...and more »

Indian officials to lose red beacon lights atop their cars - Taiwan News

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014 file photo, former chief minister of India's Tamil Nadu state Jayaram Jayalalitha travels in a car accompa. NEW DELHI (AP) — India's officialdom is set to come down a notch. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet announced ...and more »

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

An Indian politician's car with a red beacon on it outside Parliament House in New Delhi. Momentum for a ban had been steadily growing. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images. Indians idling in the country's notoriously congested traffic have long ...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 »

Centre banishes VIP red beacons, Congress says mere symbolism - BILKUL

New Delhi, April 19: The central government on Wednesday announced no dignitary will be allowed to flaunt red beacons atop their vehicles from May 1, and necessary changes in the laws for the purpose are being brought about. The Congress termed the ...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 »

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 »

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 »