Putting A Full Stop To The ‘VIP Culture’, PM Modi Bans The ‘Lal Batti’ From VIP Cars

While Sonu Nigam’s pleas for noise pollution might not be heard, PM Modi is definitely taking that annoying blaring siren every VIP comes free with, off the roads for you! Ending the VIP culture in India was always on the to-do list for Modi’s government. Walking along the same line, PM Modi has banned the use of a red beacon light on VIP vehicles, trying to put an end to the regressive VIP culture prevalent in India.

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Earlier, in 2013, the Supreme Court had also directed the government to crack down on the rampant misuse of it. According to the decision taken on Wednesday, the government allows only five constitutional pots- President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Speaker of Lok Sabha and the Chief Justice of India to use red beacons on their vehicles.

The rule would be in action from May and no other ministers or bureaucrats will be allowed to put a red light on their vehicles.

The Transport ministry had made the proposal almost one-and-a-half years ago and the decision was taken after consultation with various stakeholders. To set an example, recently, the Punjab and UP government had banned the usage of the red beacon, exempting only a few designations to keep up the culture.

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β€œIt is a regressive symbol which should have no place in a progressive society like ours, where accessibility is an important criterion in gauging the popularity of any leader,” Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh had said.

However, now the government of India has made the rule for all the ministers and are happy to have somewhat lesser noise pollution from that constant hooting during elections and visits! And so is Twitter:

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Thank You, Prime Minister Modi!

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