Making the announcement at a press conference, Mr Jaitley said,''The Prime Minister informed the Cabinet that some amendments to the Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 were being made . These amendments will come into effect from May 1.
''Under rule 108(I)(II) of the act, the state governments and the Central government can name any dignitaries who can have red, white and blue beacons on their vehicles, The Centre has decided to remove this rule altogether. This means that henceforth the Centre and the stater governments cannot nominate any dignitary to carry red beacon on their vehicle from May 1.'' (UNI)