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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 »

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. India. Siren cull: India bans red beacon lights from top of VIP cars ...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 »

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 »

Red, blue beacons removed from all EC vehicles - The Hindu

All red and blue beacons were on Friday removed from all vehicles of the Election Commission days after the Union Cabinet decided to end the practice, a perceived symbol of VIP culture. A commission spokesperson said all beacons have been removed from ...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 »

Red beacon ban: State CMs follow suit as PM Modi calls all Indians VIP - Business Standard (press release) (blog)

Red beacons are set to be banished from Indian roads, with the Centre on Wednesday announcing that from May 1, all vehicles carrying VIPs, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi's car, will not be allowed to sport what has become a symbol of a culture ...and more »

Despite ban on red beacon, not all in Haryana are ready to give it up - India Today

A reality check done by India Today on Thursday found that while some minister's removed the red beacons themselves on Wednesday evening, some were reluctant to remove it in front of media cameras. Manjeet Sehgal | Posted by Dianne Nongrum. Follow ...and more »

Red beacons off: Why the commoners will always be fooled - DailyO

Oh! my poor gullible simple-minded country brethren, you know not when your intelligence is being abused. My dear fellow citizens do you not realise that the red beacon is nothing more than a red herring — noise without substance; sleight of hand; a ...and more »