Police warn commuters against use of multi-coloured lights in Hyderabad

Hyderabad traffic police appealed the commuters to not use multi-coloured lights on cars and warned of action against violators.

Published: 03rd May 2017 02:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd May 2017 05:39 AM   |  A+A-

A red beacons seen on a police vehicle at the Telegana Secretariat in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Usage of red beacons has been been barred from May 1 | sayantan ghosh

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad traffic police on Tuesday appealed the commuters to not use multi-coloured lights on cars and warned of action against violators of MV Act.

Unless the vehicle is exempted under the notification issued by the Government of India, no individual shall use the multi-coloured lights on their vehicle, said Hyderabad Joint Commissioner (traffic) V Ravinder in a release.

The Government of India through Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had issued a notification of prohibiting red or blue light on the motor vehicles used by individuals. The joint commissioner said that vehicles designated to attend emergency duties are only allowed to use multi-coloured beacons.

Vehicles of fire control, police, defence forces or paramilitary forces for maintenance of law and order, duties relating to the management of natural disasters and man-made disasters, are only allowed to use the beacons.

No individual other than those exempted in the notification should use the multi-coloured lights and those who fail to follow the notification shall be subjected to action under the Motor Vehicle Act, he said the in the release.

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