Friday, 21 April 2017

Use of Red Beacons (Lal Batti) banned from May 1st 2017

From next month, lal batti or red beacons will be banned for everybody including the President, Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India.

"Blue lights, used often for the car preceding VIPs, will be allowed only for emergency vehicles," said Mr Arun Jaitley, explaining what the government calls a move to end "VIP culture".

In 2014, the Supreme Court said the use of beacons should be restricted and only constitutional authorities should be allowed to use it. "Red beacons and multi-toned horns are reflective of Raj mentality and are an antithesis of the concept of a republic," the judges had said. 

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