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Odisha restricts use of red beacons on official vehicles

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 13:19

Odisha has pruned the list of people authorised to use red beacons on their official vehicles following Supreme Court directions, an official said Saturday.

J&K withdraws red beacons for top officials

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 13:16

The Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday forbade the use of red beacons on the official vehicles of the chief secretary, the director general of police and the state advocate general.

Four `VIPs` held in Goa for using red beacons on cars

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 00:43

Four people impersonating as VIPs were arrested Monday for flaunting red beacons on their vehicles in Goa.

`Deprive Himachal ministers of red beacons`

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 13:50

Inspired by the Aam Aadmi Party, a group of retired officials Monday asked Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to remove red beacons and hooters from the vehicles of ministers and government functionaries.

After SC order, govt to revise list of red beacon users

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 04:43

A day after the Supreme Court made its observation on the blatant misuse of red beacons, the government has decided to revise the list of people entitled to travel in vehicles installed with red lights.

Red beacons only for high statutory offices, rules Supreme Court

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 11:13

Months after asking the Centre and the states to remove sirens from vehicles of VIPs, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered red beacons be provided only to vehicles carrying people holding constitutional post and high dignitaries.

Not red, Mamata`s beacons could glow blue, green

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 16:34

The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal plans to change the colour of the beacons to green, blue or even multiple colours at once.

Jail term for misuse of red beacons, flashers

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 20:25

The Calcutta High Court today directed that henceforth anyone using red beacons or red flashers on vehicles unauthorisedly would be tried for cheating by impersonation, entailing a maximum punishment of three years.

Make fine harsher for traffic rule violators: SC to govt

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 20:26

SC asked Centre and state govts to make punishment for traffic rules violation, particularly misuse of red beacons by VIPs, harsher.

SC asks Centre, states to limit use of red beacons

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 13:07

The indiscriminate use of red beacons and sirens by public servants causing inconvenience to the general public has drawn the ire of the Supreme Court.

Punjab curbs use of red beacons on vehicles

Last Updated: Thursday, June 07, 2012, 14:14

A new list of dignitaries, who can use red beacons atop their official vehicles, was on Thursday issued by the Punjab government,