♣ ♠An Act to provide for the development, improvement and expansion of the [Capital of the Republic and Narayanganj and Tongi Municipalities] and certain areas in their vicinity and the constitution of a [Kartripakkha] therefore.
WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision for the development, improvement and expansion of the [Capital of the Republic and Narayanganj and Tongi Municipalities] and certain areas in their vicinity by opening up congested areas, laying out or altering streets, providing open spaces for purposes of ventilation or recreation, demolishing or constructing buildings, acquiring land for the said purposes and for the re-housing of persons displaced by the execution of improvement schemes, and otherwise as hereinafter appearing;
AND WHEREAS it is expedient that a [Kartripakkha] should be constituted and invested with special powers for carrying out the objects aforesaid;
It is hereby enacted as follows:-
Short title, extent and commencement
1. (1) This Act may be called the Town Improvement Act, 1953.
(2) It extends to the areas comprised within the limits of the [Dhaka City]; but the Government may, by notification under the procedure prescribed by section 162, extend this Act or any provision thereof to the areas comprised within the limits of the Narayanganj Municipality [and Tongi Municipality] and such other area in the vicinity of [the said City and] those two Municipalities as may be specified in the notification.
(3) It shall come into force in such areas and on such dates as the Government may, by notification, specify.
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