No red light for VIP vehicles from 1 May

Vastavam web:Union cabinet has taken land mark decision on Wednesday held at Newdelhi under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and passed a resolution to not to use red lights on VIPs vehicles. The decision comes into effect from May 1.

The move means beacons — the blue flasher — will be allowed only on vehicles belonging to the fire service, police, army and ambulances, to ensure passage through traffic.

“In a historic decision, the Cabinet has decided that beacon lights will be removed from all vehicles, barring emergency services vehicles, from May 1,” road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said.