LAHORE - On the second day of auction of official vehicles on Tuesday, out of a total of 720 vehicles drawn out of the government transport pool for auction, 225 vehicles fetched Rs 70 million, which is half the estimated money. On the other hand, so far not even a single bullet-proof vehicle has been auctioned primarily because of the fact that these carry pretty huge price tags. On Monday, 100 vehicles were auctioned, while fetching over 80 to 100 per cent more than the reserve price, and in certain cases, over 100 per cent as well. "I think, the fixing of the reserve price was pretty liberal, and it was done in accordance with the policy of the previous regime, but the present committee is making its best efforts to bring more and more money to the govt," said a source, while seeking anonymity. Provincial Minister Excise and Taxation Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Additional Chief Secretary Javed Aslam, administrative Secretaries Services and General Administration Department Fawad Hasan Fawad, and Implementation and Coordination Omer Rasool and others. All of them present during the auction, which continued till 4.30 pm. This spree of auctioning official vehicles will continue till July 5. One of the biggest attractions is the auction of five bullet-proof vehicles, which are of the total of 12 vehicles purchased during the previous regime. The rest seven have been retained by the government 'in the name of foreign dignitaries' visits'. Earlier, 11 vehicles - worth Rs 580 million from the Chief Minister Secretariat - were to be auctioned, while keeping just one for the official use. The present lot also includes one vehicle, which remained under the use of Hassan Waseem Afzal, the former Principal Secretary to Governor Punjab. These to-be-auctioned vehicles - cars, jeeps, motorcycles etc - are both in the running condition, and accident ones, which can be simply declared as scrap. However, most of the people found announcing bids were local scrappers and Pathans from the NWFP, who are thought to be enjoying good business relations, and are buying even vehicles, which are in no condition to be mobile again, but their registration can be re-used definitely. According to a source, two vehicles, carrying a price tag of Rs 3 million, have been withdrawn from the auction for the Chief Minister's Inspection Team. "Most of the vehicles are more than 1600 CC, and are considered to be extra in the government transport pool," added the source. Earlier, the Punjab government had already put ban on the purchase of new vehicles for the official use. The above-mentioned number of to-be-auctioned vehicles had been withdrawn from various provincial departments, and these had declared them 'extra'.