Construction Survey, etc.
[5B. (1) For the purpose of commencement of construction or modification of an inland ship, after obtaining the certificate of plan approval under section 5A, the owner shall inform the authority empowered by the Government in this behalf in the form as may be prescribed by the Government to the effect when and where the ship is to be constructed or modified.
(2) The said authority receiving the information under sub-section (1), shall cause, during the construction or modification of an inland ship to conduct construction survey, supervise construction, calculate stability and an inclining test of inland ship.
(3) After satisfactory completion of construction or modification of an inland ship, if it is found that the construction or modification conforms to the prescribed standard or specification, the person authorised to conduct such supervision of construction or modification under sub-section (2), shall issue a certificate of compliance in a form as may be prescribed by the Government.
(4) The Government may prescribe fees for conducting construction survey, supervision of construction, stability calculation, inclining test and other related fitness test.