Court asked police to enforce the ban within 72 hours; ban will not apply on parking stickers issued by organisations and entities
New Delhi: An order banning the display of designation and profession on government or private vehicles has been passed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on January 24, 2020 in the Tricity (Panchkula, Mohali and Chandigarh).
The ban also applies brakes to the VIP culture and the police were asked to implement the ban within 72 hours of the order.
With this order, the display of designation or description of office (including words like high court, army, police, journalist, doctor, etc.), unauthorised emblems on all vehicles has been prohibited.
However, exemption was given to ambulances, fire engines and other vehicles used for salvage purpose and the court also stated that the ban does not apply to parking stickers given by different organisations.
The order was given by a division bench consisting of Justice Rajiv Singh and Justice Anmol Rattan Singh during the resumed hearing of a public interest litigation (PIL) on the traffic-related issues of tricity.
The court also ordered that idle vehicles parked on the main as well as tertiary roads should be towed away forthwith.