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THE FERRIES ACT, 1885

(ACT NO. I OF 1885).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 27th May, 1885  
  
     1 An Act to regulate Ferries in Bangladesh.
 
Preamble
    WHEREAS it is expedient to regulate ferries in Bangla-desh; It is enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title
2. Extent and commencement
3. [Omitted]
4. Act not to apply to municipal ferries
5. Interpretation
PART I
PUBLIC FERRIES
6. Power to declare, establish, define and discontinue public ferries
7. Control of public ferries vested in the Magistrate of the district
8. Superintendence of public ferries
9. Ferry tolls may be leased by auction
Execution of contract by lessee
10. Lessee of the tolls of a public ferry and his servants bound to conform to rules
11. Provision for the establishment of subsidiary ferry
12. Recovery of arrears from lessee
13. Power to cancel lease
14. Surrender of lease
15. Power to make rules in regard to public ferries
16. Private ferry not to ply within two miles of public ferry without sanction
17. Claims for compensation and what amount to be awarded
18. Tolls
19. Table of tolls
20. [Omitted]
21. Compounding for tolls
PART II
PRIVATE FERRIES
22. Power to make rules in regard to private ferries
PART III
PENALTIES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
23. Penalty for breach of provisions as to table of tolls, list of tolls and return of traffic
24. Penalty for taking unauthorised tolls, and for causing delay
25. Penalty for breach of rules made under sections 15 and 22
26. Cancellation of lease on default or breach of rules
27. Penalties on passengers offending
28. Penalty for plying within public ferry-course without license
29. Fines payable to lessee
30. Penalty for rash navigation and stacking of timber
31. Power to arrest without warrant
32. Magistrate may assess damage done by offender
PART IV
MISCELLANEOUS
33. Power to take possession of boats and other appliances on surrender or cancellation of lease
34. Similar power in cases of emergency
35. Management may be vested in local authority
36. Delegation of powers
 
 

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