Kerala CM vehicle not to have red beacon

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Apr 26 (ANI): The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday decided to remove the red beacon from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's vehicle and other government owned vehicles too.

The Centre has this month, announced that a ban on the use of red beacons on vehicle of all VVIPs from May 1.

It is reported that five categories would be exempted from the ban including President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India and the Lok Sabha Speaker.

The ban applies to union ministers, chief ministers, state cabinet ministers, bureaucrats and judges of the High Court and Supreme Court.

Following the announcement, chief ministers of various states had removed the red beacons from their cars. (ANI)