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The Control of National Highways (Land and Traffic) Act, 2002

Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
Chapter II Establishment of Highway Administrations and Tribunals, Etc.
3 Establishment of Highway Administrations
4 Powers and functions of Highway Administration
5 Establishment of Tribunals
6 Composition of Tribunal
7 Qualifications for appointment as Presiding Officer
8 Term of office
9 Staff of Tribunal
10 Salary and allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Presiding Officer
11 Warehouse receipts
12 Resignation and removal
13 Financial and administrative powers of Presiding Officer
14 Jurisdiction, powers and authority of Tribunal
15 Bar of jurisdiction
16 Procedure and powers of Tribunal
17 Conditions as to making of interim order
18 Execution of orders of Tribunal
19 Limitation
20 Appointment of officers to act on behalf of Highway Administration
21 Delegation of powers
22 Power to transfer jurisdiction
Chapter III Prevention of Unauthorised Occupation of Highway Land and Their Removal
23 Highway land to be deemed as property of Central Government
24 Prevention of occupation of highway land
25 Grant of lease or licence of highway land for temporary use
26 Removal of unauthorised occupation
27 Recovery of cost of removal of unauthorised occupation and fine imposed
Chapter IV Control of Access to the National Highways
28 Right of access
29 Procedure for permission to access to Highway
30 Regulation or diversion of access, etc.
Chapter V Regulation of Different Types of Traffic on National Highways
31 Highway Administration to regulate traffic when Highway deemed unsafe
32 Prohibition of use of heavy vehicles on certain Highways
33 Temporary closure of traffic on Highway
34 Permanent closure of Highway
35 Power to restrict the use of vehicles
36 Prevention and repair of damage to Highway
37 Prohibition to leave vehicles or animals in dangerous position
Chapter VI Regulation of Construction on Highway Land for Public Utilities, Drains, Etc.
38 Construction on highway land
Chapter VII Offence and Penalty
39 Offence and penalty
Chapter VIII Miscellaneous
40 Right of appellant to take assistance of legal practitioner
41 Finality of orders
42 Duty of village officials
43 Conduct of inquiry
44 Presiding Officers and employees of Tribunals, etc., to be public servants
45 Protection of action taken in good faith
46 Offences by companies
47 Procedure for service of notices, etc.
48 Act to have overriding effect
49 Power to remove difficulties
50 Power to make rules

ACT NO. 13 OF 2003 [14th January, 2003.]

An Act to provide for control of land within the National Highways, right of way and traffic moving on the National Highways and also for removal of unauthorised occupation thereon. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-third Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

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