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The Town Improvement Act, 1953 (East Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. XIII OF 1953 )

Chapter III


Matters to be provided for improvement schemes
40. An improvement scheme may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-
(a) the acquisition by the Kartripakkha of any land, in the area comprised in the scheme, which will, in their opinion, be required for the execution of the scheme or be affected by the execution of the scheme;
(b) the laying out or re-laying out of the land in the said area;
(c) such demolition, alteration or reconstruction of buildings situated on land which it is proposed to acquire in the said area, as the Kartripakkha may think necessary;
(d) the construction of any buildings which the Kartripakkha may consider it necessary to erect for any purpose other than sale;
(e) the laying out or alteration of streets (including bridges, cause-ways and culverts);
(f) the levelling, paving, metalling, flagging, channelling, sewering and draining of the said streets and the provisions therein of water, lighting and other sanitary conveniences ordinarily provided in a City or Municipality;
(g) the raising, lowering or levelling of any land in the area comprised in the scheme;
(h) the formation, retention or enlargement of open spaces;
(i) the augmentation of the present water-supply, or any other scheme for the improvement of the water-supply;
(j) the making of a drainage and sewerage scheme including outfall works; and
(k) any other matters consistent with this Act which the Kartripakkha may think fit.

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