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A day after the central cabinet put an end to use of red beacon lights in all vehicles, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a midnight missive ordered the same, with immediate effect across Uttar Pradesh.
Army vehicles, ambulances, fire brigades and police vehicles will exempt from this decision, officials said.
A decision was also taken by Adityanath to curtail the security cover of politicians and others.
Adityanath also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this decision and said it would go a long way in ending VIP culture in the country and bring relief to the people.