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16/07/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

Bangladesh Bridge Authority Ordinance, 1985

( Ordinance NO. XXXIV OF 1985 )

Power to make regulations
24. 1[(1)] The Authority may make regulations, not in consistent with the provisions of this Ordinance and the rules made thereunder, to provide for all matters not required to be provided for by rules and for which provisions is necessary or expedient for carrying out the purpose of this Ordinance.
 
 
 
 
2[(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such regulations may provide for all or any of the following matters, and all matters incidental, consequential and supplementary thereto, namely:-
 
 
 
 
(a) regulation and control of vehicles and traffic on or near any bridge or toll-road for the purpose of preventing danger to, and ensuring safety and convenience of, the vehicles, traffic and the public;
 
 
(b) regulation of the use of any bridge or toll-road, code of traffic signal, and hour of lighting;
 
 
 
 
(c) provision of safety of traffic on any bridge or toll-road;
 
 
 
 
(d) prohibition or regulation of the use of any bridge or toll-road for any purpose other than the purpose for which it is established or constructed;
 
 
 
 
(e) prohibition or regulation of the use of any bridge or toll-road by persons walking, riding, cycling, or leading or accompanying cattle, so as to prevent danger or obstruction to, or inconvenience of, the traffic and the public;
 
 
 
 
(f) prohibition or regulation of movement of animals, goods, heavy machinery, dangerous materials or explosives or any specified type of vehicle on any bridge or toll-road;
 
 
 
 
(g) fixation of maximum length, height, width, axle load, weight or carrying capacity of any vehicle, including train, permitted to use any bridge or toll-road, number of vehicles that may be allowed thereon at a time, and the maximum and minimum limit of speed of any type of vehicle, including train, moving on the same;
 
 
 
 
(h) prohibition or regulation of parking any vehicle, or storing of any goods on or near any bridge or toll-road;
 
 
 
 
(i) inspection, search, seizure, removal or forfeiture of any vehicle or goods found on or near any bridge or toll-road in violation of any regulation or any order or direction made or given by the Authority thereunder;
 
 
 
 
(j) search, examination or removal of any person found walking, loitering or driving any vehicle or cattle, or causing any nuisance, on or near any bridge or toll-road in violation of any regulation, or any order or direction made or given by the Authority thereunder;
 
 
 
 
(k) definition, prevention and removal of nuisances on or near any bridge or toll-road;
 
 
 
 
(l) prevention and removal of obstruction or encroachment on or near any bridge or toll-road;
 
 
(m) stopping unauthorised work, and demolition of unauthorised construction or installation, on or near any bridge or toll-road;
 
 
 
 
(n) temporary closing of any bridge or toll-road, or any part thereof, for repairs or other maintenance work, or for any construction installation or maintenance work being done by any Government agency in respect of any establishment owned or operated by such agency or for any other public purpose;
 
 
 
 
(o) regulation of any kind of construction, installation or excavation work for any purpose whatsoever on or near any bridge or toll-road or in any restricted area thereof;
 
 
 
 
(p) prohibition or regulation of any stall, shed, shop, market, bazar or vending, or any trading, commercial or industrial activity on or near any bridge or toll-road;
 
 
 
 
(q) regulation and control of river traffic, anchoring or fastening of vessels, and loading and unloading of passengers and cargo in the river or water body, or embankments thereof within the area of any bridge;
 
 
 
 
(r) administration, operation, maintenance and preservation of any bridge or toll-road;
 
 
 
 
(s) charge of tolls and fees on the users of any bridge or toll-road, or of any facility attached thereto, and collection thereof;
 
 
 
 
(t) penalty for contravention or disobedience of any regulation or any order or direction made or given by the Authority thereunder.
 
 
 
 
(3) All regulations shall be notified in the official Gazette and copies thereof shall be kept available at all offices of the Authority for inspection and sale.]
 
 

  • 1
    The existing provision of section 24 was numbered as sub-section (1) of that section by section 12 of the Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge Authority (Amendment) Act, 1998 (Act No. XXI of 1998).
  • 2
    Sub-sections (2) and (3) were added by section 12 of the Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge Authority (Amendment) Act, 1998 (Act No. XXI of 1998).
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