VIP culture of beacon lights to end from May 1: Gadkari


Seeking to end VIP culture, the Union Cabinet today 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.

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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”.

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The notification in this regard will be issued soon, he said, adding that the decision is a democratic one.


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