Photo: AP Indian officials often criticized for the fact that they use light as a symbol of status, causing traffic chaos
In India people often Express dissatisfaction with the abundance of on the roads of cars with red flashing lights.
Government of India has decided to ban Ministers and other high-ranking officials to use their red lights to quickly pass through the streets.
Indian Finance Minister Arun Jetley said that “no machines will be the red light”, since may 1 of this rule “no exceptions”. Under the new rule of priority on the road will only give a blue flashing beacons that can use only cars of emergency services – ambulance, firefighters and police.
In India people often Express dissatisfaction with the abundance of on the roads of cars with red flashing lights. In India, these lights are often used as a sign of high status, and this provokes traffic jams and chaos on the roads. Politicians and civil servants also blame the fact that they use flashing lights to avoid traffic jams or to boast of his position.
In 2013, the Supreme court of India decided that only highest state officials – the President, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, Supreme court judges and some other officials have the right to flashing lights on the machine.
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