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Posted at: Apr 21, 2017, 10:35 AM; last updated: Apr 21, 2017, 10:35 AM (IST)

Scindia welcomes Centre’s decision to remove red beacons

Scindia welcomes Centre’s decision to remove red beacons
Jyotiraditya Scindia. File photo

Bhopal, April 21

Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has welcomed the Centre’s decision to do away with the red beacon lights on vehicles.

“It is a good decision and I welcome it. In fact when I was the Union Minister (from 2007-2014), I never used red beacon on my vehicle. I am against it,” Scindia told PTI here on Thursday.

“I believe that as a people’s servant, our place should remain in their (people’s) hearts but this red beacon has created a distance between the people and the leaders. Therefore, it is better to do away with it,” he said.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided that the beacon lights would be removed from all vehicles, except the emergency vehicles like ambulances and fire brigade, from May 1.

The vehicles with beacon lights, which are seen as a symbol of VIP culture, “have no place in a democratic country”, the government said. PTI

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