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Meghalaya Govt initiates actions to shun red beacons

SHILLONG,January 29, R M WARJRI: The Meghalaya Government is set to take initiatives on putting restrictions on the use of red beacons and multi-toned horn. The Supreme Court on December 10 last year had issued an order restricting the use of red beacons and multi-toned horn.

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The Meghalaya Government is examining and preparing a list of dignitaries who can avail the facility. Cabinet Ministers including Deputy Ministers and the Chief Minister, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, High Court Judges including the Chief Justice, Chief Secretary, Chairman and Chairperson of State Planning Board and Meghalaya Public Service Commission can avail the red beacons.

The blue beacons or a mixture of blue and white colours will be for the men in uniform, ambulance services, fire services, emergency maintenance and police vehicles used as escorts or pilots or for law. The  Supreme Court also ordered that, “In case the vehicles are not carrying dignitaries, red or blue light, as the case may be, light shall not be used and be covered by black cover.”

The Supreme Court also asked the state governments to amend the state motor vehicle rules to increase the fine against the violators of the instructions of the Court.

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