Modi’s government has made a big decision towards ending the red beacon culture of VIPs in India. Now no VIPs will be allowed to use red beacons on their vehicles.
Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari, informed the media of this landmark decision that gives a huge blow to the “Laal batti” culture of the country. The minister got the red beacon removed from his own car too and said that these have no relevance in a democratic country. A detailed notification in this regard will soon be issued by the government.
Punjab’s new Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh, prohibited the use of red beacons soon after coming into power, except for vehicles belonging to a few high dignitaries. Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh’s new Chief Minister also warned his ministers and bureaucrats against misusing the laal batti. The same was done by AAP government when they came to power in Delhi two years ago.