Mangalore, June 10: Following Karnataka government’s directives, government’s revenue authorities have passed an order to police department stating not to use red lights on their vehicles.
On the basis of that directive N Prakash, district deputy commissioner is the first person to order his department to remove red light from their vehicles and thus become the role model for other government departments.
Although Supreme Court had passed an order with regard to usage of red light on VIP/VVIP’s vehicles, Karnataka government by withholding the same, now it has passed an order with regard to usage of red light on vehicles of following eminent personalities.
According to Karnataka government notification, except, Honorable governor, respected chief minister and cabinet ministers, speaker, chief judges and lawyers of Karnataka high court, rest of the government departments are not supposed to use red light on their vehicles.
Similarily revenue officers, police department authorities or any other government authorities and other dignitaries are not supposed to use red light on their vehicles.
K Beeresh,chief secretary of vehicles and transport department has said in his noticification that Under central government’s motor and vehicles 1989 act 108 (23) blue light can be used on police viscart vehicles, which is being used for the security of prominent/eminent personalities