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Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari removes 'lal batti' from his car after Modi govt's 'no red beacon' decision

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday removed the red beacon from his car after cabinet decision about 'no red beacons'.


Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari removes 'lal batti' from his car after Modi govt's 'no red beacon' decision

New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday removed the red beacon from his car after cabinet decision about 'no red beacons'.

The government announced on Wednesday that no red beacons on official vehicles will be allowed from May 1.

Gadkari's car

 

A decision to this effect was taken at a Union Cabinet meet presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"From May 1 no one in the country would be able to have red beacons atop official vehicles. There will be no exceptions," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told media.

Jaitley also said that a rule which gives the Centre and state governments the right to use blue beacons with flasher has also being changed. 

"Only defined emergency services will be allowed to carry blue beacons with flasher," Jaitley said.

From Zee News

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