New Delhi: Total absence of cars fitted with red beacons at the secretariat made the first day of the newly-elected Delhi assembly session stand out in contrast to such events in the past.
The look of the old Delhi Secretariat was totally different as the assembly complex was thronged by a large number of AAP supporters, unlike in the past when beacon-fitted cars swarmed the area and there was heavy security and gates were not opened to the common man.
In keeping with its promise to end VIP culture, the Aam Admi Party government had on Saturday decided that red beacon will not be used by ministers and officials.
A majority of AAP MLAs came to the assembly riding Metro along with their supporters while one legislator arrived in a battery-operated rickshaw.
Rajesh Garg, AAP MLA from Rohini constituency, said he travelled 16 km on the rickshaw to reach the assembly. The rickshaw was covered with AAP poster and fitted with brooms - the party's election symbol.
A number of MLAs came by auto-rickshaw also.