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Beacons: Transport Dept wants jail for offenders

IN A bid to have an effective check on unauthorised use of red/blue beacons, the State Transport Department is going to propose amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act, seeking more stringent provisions, including imprisonment for offenders.The transport officials are formulating a proposal which will be sent to the Central Government through the soon, said a senior official.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2006 11:04 IST

IN A bid to have an effective check on unauthorised use of red/blue beacons, the State Transport Department is going to propose amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act, seeking more stringent provisions, including imprisonment for offenders.The transport officials are formulating a proposal which will be sent to the Central Government through the soon, said a senior official.

“Besides proposing an increase in the existing penalty amount from Rs 100 to Rs 500, we are also going to propose a provision for imprisonment for those who violated the rules regarding use of red/blue beacons,” he added. Besides, the department, he said, would also examine if the State’s own motor vehicle rules could also be made harsher.

He said that the transport and the police department would launch a joint one-week state-wide drive against unauthorised use of red/blue beacons by Government and private vehicles from June 7. “The Chief Minister had allowed one week’s time to remove the illegal beacons. The deadline will be over on June 6 and our drive will begin the next day,” he added.