Punjab issues instructions to impound vehicles using unauthorised red beacons

Chandigarh/July 10
Punjab government on Wednesday issued fresh list of dignitaries that have been authorized to use red beacons on their official vehicles and persons who will be found using red beacons in unauthorized manner will be impounded.
As per the new notification issued by Secretary Transport, only Punjab Governor, Chief Minister, Cabinet Ministers, Minister of State, Deputy Ministers, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, Parliamentary Secretaries, Chief Justice and Judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Member of Parliament from Punjab (one vehicle only), Speaker, Deputy Speaker, MLAs (one vehicle for MLAs), Chief Secretary, Financial Commissioners, Principal Secretaries, Administrative Secretaries, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Advocate General of Punjab, Legal Remembrance Punjab, Chairman of State Level Boards/Corporations/Commissions with the rank of State Minister and above, Director General of Police, ADGPs, IGs (Zonals), Commissioners/Senior Superintendents of Police, Registrar of Punjab and Haryana High Court, District Session Judges, Commissioners/Deputy Commissioners, Excise and Taxation Commissioner and State Transport Commissioner, Punjab besides all Advisors to Chief Minister, Punjab with a status of State Minister and above and Mayors of all Municipal Corporations are allowed to use red beacons on their vehicles and that too when these dignitaries are traveling in those vehicles.
“Instructions have also been issued to impound the vehicles that were found using red beacon without any authorization,” said a Punjab government spokesperson, adding that all eligible dignitaries have been requested to deposit their old stickers and get the new stickers issued.
It is worth mentioning here that this notification has been issued on the directions of Supreme Court of India deciding a Special Leave Petition in this regard with a view to strictly implementing the road safety measures.