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VIP Red Beacon Ban, Every Indian is Special says PM Modi

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Now Red Beacon in the vehicle of VIP will rest in peace as PM Narendra Modi took the decision and announced a ban on the use of red beacons by VIP. PM Modi tweeted "Every Indian is a VIP".

This step from government can be seen as a major step towards ending VIP culture in India. As per sources, the decision was taken by Union Cabinet will be implemented from May 1. Only five categories would be allowed to use red beacon - President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice Of India and Lok Sabha Speaker.

Justifying the ban on the use of red beacon on cars of dignitaries including the ministers, the government said that the VIP culture is not good for the economy.

Speaking to the reporters, Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said the people of the country used to get angry by the red beacon and its siren. He further added ""So, we decided in the Cabinet meeting that red beacon will be used only in emergency services like the fire brigade, ambulances etc. A notification in this regard will be issued before May 1".

Arun Jaitley also said "It has always been a topic of discussion as well as a controversial one. The concerned ministry was contemplating to issue an order in this regard since long. The Prime Minister after taking the decision informed the concerned ministry to implement this decision."

After the decision, PM Modi responded on twitter with series of tweets.



Other than PM Modi, here are the reactions of some ministers who took to twitter for the comment. 







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