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28/05/2022
The Khulna City Corporation Ordinance, 1984

The Khulna City Corporation Ordinance, 1984

( Ordinance NO. LXXII OF 1984 )

এই অধ্যাদেশটি স্থানীয় সরকার ( সিটি কর্পোরেশন ) আইন, ২০০৯ (২০০৯ সনের ৬০ নং আইন) দ্বারা রহিত করা হইয়াছে।

Chapter II

WATER SUPPLY AND DRAINAGE

Water supply
83. (1) Subject to any law for the time being in force, the Corporation may provide, or cause to be provided, to the City a supply of wholesome water sufficient for public and private purposes.
 
 
(2) The Corporation may, and if so required by the Government shall, in the prescribed manner frame and execute a water-supply scheme for the construction and maintenance of such work for the provision, storage and distribution of water as may be necessary.
 
 
 
 
(3) Where a piped water-supply is provided, the Corporation may supply water to private and public premises in such manner and on payment of such charges as the by-laws may provide.
Private sources of water-supply
84. (1) All private sources of water- supply within the City shall be subject to control, regulation and inspection by the Corporation.
 
 
 
 
(2) No new well, water-pump or any other source of water for drinking purposes shall be dug, constructed or provided except with the sanction of the Corporation.
 
 
 
 
(3) The Corporation may by notice require the owner of any person having the control of any private source of water-supply used for drinking purposes-
 
 
 
 
(a) to keep the same in good order and to clear it from time to time of silt, refuse and decaying matter;
 
 
 
 
(b) to protect the same from contamination in such manner as the corporation may direct; and
 
 
 
 
(c) if the water therein is proved to the satisfaction of the Corporation to be unfit for drinking purposes, to take such measures as may be specified in the notice to prevent the use of such water for drinking purposes.
Drainage
85. (1) Subject to any law for the time being in force, the Corporation shall provide an adequate system of public drains in the City area and all such drains shall be constructed, maintained, kept, cleared and emptied with due regard to the health and convenience of the public.
 
 
 
 
(2) Every owner of occupier or any land or building within the City may, with the previous permission of the Corporation, and subject to such terms and conditions, including the payment of fees, as the Corporation may impose, cause his drains to be emptied into public drains.
 
 
(3) All private drains shall be subject to control, regulation and inspection by the Corporation, and the Corporation may, in such manner as the by-laws may provide, require the provision, alteration covering, clearing, and closing of private drains
Drainage Schemes
86. (1) The Corporation may, and if so required by the Government shall, prepare a Drainage Scheme in the prescribed manner for the construction of drains at public and private expense, and other works for the effective drainage and disposal of sullage.
 
 
 
 
(2) A Drainage Scheme prepared under sub-section (1) shall be submitted for approval to the Government, which may approve it, reject it, or approve it subject to such modifications as it may deem fit.
 
 
 
 
(3) The Drainage Scheme as approved by the Government shall be executed and implemented in such manner, within such period and by such authority as may be specified by the Government.
 
 
 
 
(4) The Corporation may by notice require the owner of any building or land within the City-
 
 
 
 
(a) to construct such drains within the building or land or the street adjoining such building or land as may be specified in the notice;
 
 
 
 
(b) to remove, alter or improve any such drains; and
 
 
 
 
(c) to take such other steps for the effective drainage of the building or land as may be so specified.
Bathing and washing places
87. (1) The Corporation may from time to time-
 
 
 
 
(a) set apart suitable places for use by the public for bathing, for washing clothes, or for drying clothes;
 
 
 
 
(b) specify the times at which and the sex of persons by whom such places may be used; and
 
 
 
 
(c) prohibit, by public notice, the use by the public for any of the said purposes of any place not so set apart.
 
 
(2) No person shall establish, maintain or run a human or a bath for public use except under a licence granted by the Corporation and in conformity with the conditions and terms of such licence.
Dhobi ghats and washermen
88. (1) The Corporation may provide dhobi ghats for the exercise of their calling by washermen, and may by by-laws regulate the use of dhobi ghats and levy fees for their use.
 
 
 
 
(2) The Corporation may by by-laws provide for the licensing of washermen and the regulation of their calling.
Public water-courses
89. (1) The Corporation may, with the previous sanction of the Government, declare any source of water, spring, river, tank, pond, or public stream, or any part thereof within the City, which is not private property, to be a public water-course.
 
 
 
 
(2) The Corporation may, in respect of any public water-course, provide such amenities, make such arrangements for life saving, execute such works, and subject to the provisions of any law for the time being in force relating to irrigation, drainage and navigation, regulate the use thereof, as the by-laws may provide.
Public ferries
90. (1) The Corporation may by by-laws provide for the licensing of boats and other vessels plying for hire in a public water-course and may prescribe the terms and conditions for the grant of licences and the fees to be charged therefor.
 
 
 
 
(2) The Government may declare any part of a public water-course to be a public ferry and may entrust the management thereof to the Corporation, and thereupon the Corporation shall manage and operate the public ferry in such manner and levy such tolls as may be prescribed.
Public fisheries
91. The Corporation may, with the previous sanction of the Government, declare any public water-course as a public fishery, and thereupon the right of fishing in such water-course shall vest in the Corporation which may exercise such right in such manner as may be prescribed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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