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1The Cantonments Act, 1924

( ACT NO. II OF 1924 )

Chapter XI



Power to make bye-laws
186. A Board may make bye-laws prescribing-
(a) the manner in which notice of the intention to erect or re-erect a building in the cantonment shall be given to the Board and the information and plans to be furnished with the notice;
(b) the type or description of buildings which may or may not, and the purpose for which a building may or may not, be erected or re-erected in the cantonment or any part thereof;
(c) the minimum cubic capacity of any room or rooms in a building which is to be erected or re-erected;
(d) the fees payable on provision by the Board of plans or specifications of the type of buildings which may be erected in the cantonment or any part thereof;
(e) the circumstances in which a mosque, temple or church or other sacred building may be erected or re-erected; and
(f) with reference to the erection or re-erection of buildings, or of any class of building, all or any of the following matters, namely:-
(i) the line of frontage where the building abuts on a street;
(ii) the space to be left about the building to secure free circulation of air and facilities for scavenging and for the prevention of fire;
(iii) the materials and method of construction to be used for external and party-walls, roofs and floors;
(iv) the position, the material and the method of construction of fireplaces, chimneys, drains, latrines, privies, urinals and cesspools;
(v) height and slope of the roof above the uppermost floor upon which human beings are to live or cooking operating are to be carried on;
(vi) the level and width of the foundation, the level of the lowest floor and the stability of the structure;
(vii) the number and height of the storeys of which the building may consist;
(viii) the means to be provided for egress from the building in case of fire;
(ix) the safeguarding of wells from pollution; or
(x) the materials and method of construction to be used for godowns intended for the storage of foodgrains in excess of fifty maunds in order to render them rat proof.

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    Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words "Bangladesh", Government", "Penal Code" and "Taka" were substituted, for the words "Pakistan", "Central Government", "Pakistan Penal Code" and "rupee" or "rupees" respectively by the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973), section 3 and 2nd Schedule
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