Red Beacon ‘Lal Batti’ Banned For VIP
Come May 1 and there will be no VIP culture of beacon lights and sirens in India. Narendra Modi government has taken this historic step where only the emergency vehicles, relief services, ambulance, fire service will be able to use the red beacon light.
Only the top five category official Prime minister, President, Vice-president, Chief Justice of India, and the Lok Sabha Speaker can use red beacons lights now.
PM Narendra Modi recently tweeted
Every Indian is special. Every Indian is a VIP. https://t.co/epXuRdaSmY— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 19, 2017
The Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi was first to ban the use of Red beacons by ministers with Punjab following the same, now recently Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi have also banned the use of Red beacons by ministers.
This step will ensure strengthening “healthy democratic values” in India. Nowadays you can see abuse of the res beacons to show power, sirens used by ministers is not legal and is just used by ministers to gain easy access.