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TN Guv removes red beacon light from car

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The red beacon light on Governor Ch Vidyasgar Rao's official car was removed today in line with the Union Cabinet decision.

Rao directed his officials to remove the red beacon light from his car following the Union Cabinet decision headed by Prime Minister Modi "to do away with the VIP culture," a release said.

Rao's Principal Secretary Ramesh Chand Meena removed the red beacon from the Governor's car at Raj Bhavan, it added.

Chief Minister K Palaniswami had removed the red beacon light from his car yesterday.

The Union Cabinet had decided to go in for a ban on red beacon from May 1 with Prime Minister Modi, saying these symbols were out of touch with the spirit of new

Beacons, however, will be allowed on vehicles concerning emergency and relief services, ambulance and fire service.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 14:22 IST