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The Road Transport Corporation Ordinance, 1961 (East Pakistan Ordinance)

( Ordinance NO. VII OF 1961 )

Power of the Corporation to acquire the property of road transport operators
22. (1) The Corporation shall have power to acquire any property movable or immovable used in or for or ancillary to the operation of any motor transport conduct¬ed under a permit granted under the 1[said Ordinance].
(2) Whenever the Corporation intends to acquire any property under sub section (1), it shall serve a notice to that effect upon the owner of the property-
(a) specifying the property it tends to acquire, and
(b) the time within which the owner or any person claiming any interest in the property may make representation against such an acquisition, and also cause a similar notice to be published in the official Gazette.
(3) After giving the person making any representation an opportunity of being heard, if there be any representation against the acquisition, or after the expiry of the time specified in the notice under sub section (2), if there be no such representation, the Corporation may acquire the property by serving an order of acquisition on the owner of the property or if such owner is not readily traceable, or the ownership is in dispute, by an order of acquisition published in the official Gazette.
(4) For any property so acquired there shall be paid compensation, equivalent to the market value of the property acquired, to be calculated in such manner as the Government may prescribe.
(5) If any dispute arises as to the amount of compensation payable under sub section (4), it shall be referred to the arbitration of a person who is or has been 2[a Judge of the Supreme Court], and his award shall be final and binding on the parties and shall not be called in question in any Court of law nor shall anything in the Arbitration Act, 1940, apply to such arbitration. ¬

  • 1
    The words “said Ordinance” were substituted for the word “Act” by section 9 of the Road Transport Corporation (Amendment) Act, 1988 (Act No. XX of 1988)
  • 2
    The words “a Judge of the Supreme Court” were substituted for the words “a High Court Judge” by section 9 of the Road Transport Corporation (Amendment) Act, 1988 (Act No. XX of 1988)
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