Crackdown on VVIP culture: Modi govt bans use of red beacon

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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always surprised with his decisions may it be note ban to digital push to many other decisions. Now, PM Modi has done something which our leaders have been saying from years.

In a move to do away with VIP culture on Wednesday, the government has decided to ban red beacons on government and official vehicles for VIPs. Central and state ministers, officials related to these ministries and other VVIPs will not be allowed to use red beacons on their vehicles. 

The Central government ministers and officials from 1 May will not be able to use red beacons on their vehicles.

Only President, Prime Minister, Vice-President, Chief Justice of India, and Lok Sabha speaker will be exempted from this ban.

The decision has come after a lot of hue and cry and discussion on VIP culture among the general public in the country.The move allows red beacons only on vehicles belonging to the fire service, police, army and ambulances, to ensure passage through traffic. 

Earlier, the newly formed Punjab government under Amarinder Singh had issued a formal notification prohibiting the use of red beacon light on all vehicles, except for certain exempted categories.