Punjab Governor,High Court Judges can use red lights

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The Punjab government has allowed the Governor,Chief Justice and Judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court to use red lights with flasher,said a notification issued by the state government.

“Red light with flasher can now be used only by a few high dignitaries, including the Governor, the Chief Justice and judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court,” the notification said.

Four vehicles of the Protocol Branch will be authorised to use red light with flasher for visiting dignitaries who have been authorised use of red light by Government of India or their respective states or Union Territories. Escort vehicles travelling with all these authorised vehicles can use a blue light with flasher.

Vehicles on emergency duty, including Ambulance, Disaster Recovery, Police or Fire Service vehicles can also use beacon lights.

The state government has prohibited the use of red beacon on all vehicles  which is seen as a step aimed to end the VIP culture in Punjab.