Patna,(BiharTimes): About a fortnight after the Union cabinet’s decision the Bihar government on Tuesday banned use of red and blue beacons atop vehicles of all ministers, politicians and bureaucrats in the state with immediate effect.
However, vehicles plying within airport premises, those being used for law and order or engaged in emergency services like relief work during natural disasters, ambulances and fire tenders have been spared. They have been allowed to use blue flashing beacons to cut through traffic.
It was on April 19 that the Union cabinet took a decision in this regard. In fact it was the new Punjab government of the Congress party, which took a deicison in this regard just after coming to power in March last.
The ban came into effect from May 1, and extends to the vice-president, the Chief Justice of India, Union ministers, chief ministers, state cabinet ministers, bureaucrats and judges of Supreme Court and the high court.