Ministers, CMs remove red beacons from their vehicles - List inside

VIPs will not be allowed to flaunt red beacons atop their vehicles from May 1.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 23:13 PM IST

Delhi: VIPs will not be allowed to flaunt red beacons atop their vehicles from May 1, the government announced on Wednesday.

The decision was taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who informed the Cabinet about it. 

"From May 1, no red beacon will be allowed atop any official vehicle. There will be no exceptions," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters.

"It is more precisely the Prime Minister's decision. He only informed the Cabinet about it," Jaitley said.

Vehicles involved in emergency and relief and rescue services, ambulances and fire services, will, however, be allowed to blue beacons, the Minister said.

Jaitley said the government will bring about the necessary amendment to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, in this regard.

Soon after the announcement, several ministers removed the red beacons from their vehicles.

Following are reactions of some ministers and CMs:

(With IANS inputs)