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The Town Improvement Act, 1953 (East Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. XIII OF 1953 )

Chapter III


Width of streets
54. No street laid out or altered by the Kartripakkha shall be of less width than-
(a) forty feet, if the street be intended for vehicular traffic, or
(b) twenty feet, if the street be intended for pedestrian traffic only;
Provided as follows:-
(i) the width of an existing street need not be increased to the minimum required by this section, if the Kartripakkha consider it impracticable to do so; and
(ii) nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent the Kartripakkha from laying out service passages for sanitary purposes of any width less than twenty feet.

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