Seeking 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.
"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.
Gadkari is the first minister to remove the beacon from his official vehicle. The minister said "this government is a government of common masses and has decided to abolish VIP culture of beacon lights and sirens".
Only emergency services will have red beacon, I have also removed it from my car today: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. pic.twitter.com/xcxbzrlOm6— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2017
The notification in this regard will be issued soon, he said, adding that the decision is a democratic one.
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