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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

NEW DELHI -- In what could be seen as a major step towards ending the VIP culture prevalent in India, the government on Wednesday banned the use of red beacon on vehicles attached to dignitaries, including the Prime Minister, central and state ...and more »

Adieu lal batti, but 'VIP raj' won't end so easily - Deccan Chronicle

Around three years ago, Mumbai's then mayor Snehal Ambekar (of the Shiv Sena) installed a red beacon on top of her car. The city's mayor, she argued, was equivalent to the state's chief minister and was therefore entitled to this perk. That the rules ...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 »

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

From May only emergency vehicles will be allowed to use the sirens that had sparked accusations of elitism to cut through traffic. Michael Safi · @safimichael. Wed 19 Apr 2017 11.42 EDT First published on Wed 19 Apr 2017 11.37 EDT. Share on Facebook ...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 »

India bans one of its oldest symbols of VIP culture - Mashable

India has banned its most prominent display of VIP culture — the red beacon light atop cars of ministers, government officials and bureaucrats. PM Narendra Modi has said, "Every Indian is special. Every Indian is a VIP." The ban, effective from May 1 ...and more »