If you are not aware of the recent news concerning outlawing of red beacons then tune it now, the Indian government has made a collective decision to ban red beacons all around the nation and this ban will get effective from 1st of May.
From May 1, President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, union ministers, judges, chief ministers will not be allowed to use red beacon lights on their vehicles.
Red beacons are always considered as a part of the status symbol that differentiates VIP’s from the local mass. Well, no more discrimination will be carried further. With the ban of red beacons government of India is taking a small initiative towards equality and unity.
“We have decided to remove the clause from the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, that gave the Centre and states the power to decide who should be allowed to display red beacons. The road ministry will shortly notify the amended rules,” finance minister Arun Jaitley said. Well, this initiative will promote a symbol of everyone under one court policy.
This removal initiative will affect the local public in a positive way. Now even VIP’s will have to face the traffic no matter how long or lengthy it takes the time to reach any destination by road. According to the government, vehicles with beacon lights have no place in a democratic country.
Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari called the decision memorable and tweeted: “Usage of red beacon tied us back to colonial legacy. With lal batti removal PM Narendra Modi’s vision of new India took a step forward.”
We hope that common men no longer face the class division disparity and every Indian is given equal importance irrespective of status and power.