Control of transmission and use of energy
30. (1) No person, other than a licensee duly authorized under the terms of his license, shall transmit or use energy at a rate exceeding [one kilowatt],-
(a) in any street, or
(b) in any place,
(i) in which one hundred or more persons are likely ordinarily to be assembled, or
(ii) which is a factory within the meaning of the [Factories Act, 1965,] or
(iii) which is a mine within the meaning of the [Mines Act, 1923
(iv) to which the Government, by general or special order, declares the provisions of this sub-section to apply,
[without obtaining permission from the Government] and complying with such of the provisions of Part IV, and of the rules made thereunder, as may be applicable:
Provided that nothing in this section shall apply to energy used for the public carriage of passengers, animals or goods on, or for the lighting or ventilation of the rolling-stock of, any railway or tramway subject to the provisions of the Railways Act, 1890
Provided, also, that the Government may, by general or special order and subject to such conditions and restrictions as may be specified therein, exempt from the application of this section or of any such provision or rule as aforesaid any person or class of persons using energy on premises upon or in connection with which it is generated, or using energy supplied under Part II in any place specified in clause (b).
(2) Where any difference or dispute arises as to whether a place is or is not one in which one hundred or more persons are likely ordinarily to be assembled, the matter shall be referred to the Government, and the decision of the Government thereon shall be final.
(3) The provisions of this section shall be binding on the Government.