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29/02/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Town Improvement Act, 1953 (East Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. XIII OF 1953 )

Chapter III

IMPROVEMENT SCHEMES AND RE-HOUSING SCHEMES

Plans for public streets or open spaces
69. (1) The Kartripakkha may, from time to time in regard to any are-
 
 
 
 
(a) within the City or Municipality, or
 
 
 
 
(b) in the neighbourhood of the City or Municipality to which the Act extends,
 
 
 
 
make plans of proposed public streets or open spaces showing the direction of such streets, the street alignment and building line (if any) on each side of them, their intended width, the location of proposed open spaces and such other details as may appear desirable.
 
 
 
 
(2) When a plan of a proposed public street or open space has been made under sub-section (1), the Kartripakkha shall prepare a notice stating-
 
 
 
 
(a) the fact that such a plan has been made;
 
 
 
 
(b) particulars of the land (shown in such plan)-
 
 
 
 
(i) through which the proposed public street will pass, and
 
 
(ii) out of which the open space is formed;
 
 
 
 
(c) the place at which the said plan and particulars may be seen at reasonable hours; and
 
 
 
 
(d) the period (which shall be not less than sixty days) within which objections to the said plan may be submitted to the Kartripakkha.
 
 
 
 
(3) The Kartripakkha shall-
 
 
 
 
(i) cause the said notice to be published weekly for two consecutive weeks in the official Gazette and in local newspapers, and in such other manner as the Kartripakkha may direct;
 
 
 
 
(ii) forward a copy of the said notice by registered post to any person who, according to the records of the Corporation or Paurashava or Survey and Settlement records, appears to have an interest in any land or building which is likely to be affected in anyway by the proposed public street or open space;
 
 
 
 
(iii) forward a copy of the said notice and of the plan to which it relates to the 1[Mayor of the Corporation or Chairman of the Paurashava,] and, if any area in the neighbourhood of the City or Municipality is included in such plan, to the Chairman of the 2[Zilla Parishad, Upazila Parishad or Union Parishad] concerned; and
 
 
 
 
(iv) cause copies of the said notice and plan to be delivered to any applicant on payment of such fee as may be prescribed by rule made under section 152.

  • 1
    The words, and comma “Mayor of the Corporation or Chairman of the Paurashava,” were substituted for the words “Chairman of Municipal Committee” by section 2 of the Town Improvement (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XXIX of 1987)
  • 2
    The words and comma “Zilla Parishad, Upazila Parishad or Union Parishad” were substituted for the words “District or Union Council” by section 2 of the Town Improvement (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XXIX of 1987)
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