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1 THE CANALS ACT, 1864

(ACT NO. V OF 1864).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 8th June, 1864  
  
     2 An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the collection of tolls on canals and other lines of navigation, and for the construction and improvement of lines of navigation in 3[ Bangladesh]
 
Preamble
    WHEREAS it is expedient to amend and consolidate the law relating to the collection of tolls on canals and lines of navigation and to authorize the collection of tolls on such other lines of navigation as may hereafter be rendered subject to the provisions to this Act, and to provide for the construction and improvement of lines of navigation;

It is enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
1. Interpretation
the word "vessel" shall include any ship,
Line of navigation
Channel
the word "person" shall include any company,
2. What navigable channels may be rendered subject to provisions of Act
3. By whom navigable channels may be made
Mode of obtaining land for the purpose
4. Bar of suit against Government
5. Tolls to be paid on lines of navigation subject to Act
6. Government may fix and alter rates of tolls
7. Publication of rates of toll at every toll-house
8. Government to appoint persons to collect tolls, who may farm collection
9. Payment of tolls how enforced
10. Penalty for evasion of toll
11. Rules relating to lines of navigation
12. Publication of such rules
13. Appointment of supervisor with power to remove obstruction
14. Mode of exercising such power
15. Supervisor may forbid construction of bandels, etc.
16. Penalty for causing obstruction to line of navigation
17. [Repealed]
18. Offences by whom punishable
19. [Repealed]
20. Short title
 
 

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