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THE AERIAL ROPEWAYS ACT, 1923

(ACT NO. VII OF 1923).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 29th August, 1923  
  
     1 An Act to authorise, facilitate and regulate the construction and working of aerial ropeways in Bangladesh.
 
Preamble
    WHEREAS it is expedient to authorise, facilitate and regulate the construction and working of aerial ropeways in Bangladesh;

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It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title, local extent and commencement
2. Definitions
CHAPTER II
AERIAL ROPEWAYS FOR PUBLIC TRAFFIC
Procedure and Preliminary Investigations
3. Application for concession
4. Contents of application
5. Preliminary investigations
Orders authorising the construction of Aerial Ropeways for Public Traffic
6. Order authorising construction and contents of such order
7. Final order
8. Cessation of powers given by an order
9. Opening of aerial ropeway to passenger traffic
Inspection of Aerial Ropeways for Public Traffic
10. Inspection of aerial ropeway before opening
11. Appointment and duties of Inspectors
12. Powers of Inspectors
13. Facilities to be afforded to Inspectors
Construction and Maintenance of Aerial Ropeways for Public Traffic
14. Authority of promoter to execute all necessary works
15. Temporary entry upon land for repairing or preventing accident
16. Removal of trees, structures, etc.
17. Orders of Collector subject to revision by Government
Working of Aerial Ropeways for Public Traffic
18. Promoter may fix rates
19. Duty of promoter to work aerial ropeway without partiality
20. Reporting of accidents
21. Power to close and re-open aerial ropeway
Discontinuance of Aerial Ropeways for Public Traffic
22. Cessation of powers of promoter on discontinuance of aerial ropeway
23. Power of removal of aerial ropeway on cessation of promoter's powers
Purchase of Aerial Ropeways for Public Traffic
24. Power of Government and local authorities to purchase aerial ropeway for public traffic
25. Power to promoter to sell when option to purchase not exercised and order revoked by consent
Inability or Insolvency of Promoter
26. Proceedings in case of inability or insolvency of promoter
Bye-laws
27. Power of promoter to make bye-laws
CHAPTER III
PRIVATE AERIAL ROPEWAYS FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES
28. Application for acquisition of land in case of certain private aerial ropeways
29. Agreement
30. Temporary occupation of land in case of private aerial ropeway
CHAPTER IV
OFFENCES, PENALTIES AND ARREST
31. Failure of promoter to comply with Act
32. Unlawfully obstructing promoter in exercise of his powers
33. Unlawfully interfering with aerial ropeway
34. Maliciously doing, abetting or attempting to do, act endangering safety of persons travelling or being upon aerial ropeway
35. Arrest for offences against certain sections
CHAPTER V
SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
36. Returns
37. Protection of roads, railways, tramways, and waterways
38. Acquisition of land by a promoter
39. Limitation of claims for damage to animals or goods
40. Application of Act to certain private aerial ropeways
41. Power of Government to constitute an Advisory Board for aerial ropeways
42. Power of Government to make rules
 
 

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