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The Indian Tramways Act, 1886

[Act No. 11 of 1886]

[12th March, 1886.]

Title Indian Tramways Act, 1886
Sections Particulars
1. Short title and commencement
2. Local extent
3. Definitions
Orders Authorising The Construction of Tramways
4. Application for and consent necessary to making of order
5. Consent of local or road-authority not necessary in certain cases
6. Procedure for making order
7. Contents of order
8. Further order
9. Power to authorise joint work by local authorities
10. Cessation of powers given by an order
Construction and Maintenance of Tramways
11. Mode of formation of tramway
12. Inspection of tramway before opening
13. Agreement between road-authority and promoter as to repair of roadway
Traffic on Tramways
14. Rights of promoters and the public over tramways
15. Tolls leviable by promoter or lessee
16. Carriage of dangerous or offensive goods
Licenses to use Tramways
17. Grant to third parties of licenses to use tramway in certain events
18. Licensee to give to promoter or lessee an account of traffic
Discontinuance of Tramways
19. Cessation of powers of promoter and lessee on discontinuance of tramway
20. Powers of road-authority on cessation of powers of promoter
Insolvency of Promoter
21. Proceedings in case of insolvency of promoter
Purchase of Tramways
22. Future purchase of undertaking by local authority
Working of Tramways Owned By Local Authorities
23. Lease of, or working of, tramway by local authority
24. Power to make rules
25. Power to impose penalty by rule
26. Procedure for making, and publication of, rules
27. Penalty for failure of promoter, lessee or licensee to comply with act or order
28. Penalty for obstructing promoter in exercise of his powers
29. Penalty for interfering with tramway
30. Penalty for using tramway with carriage having flange-wheels
31. Penalty for evading payment of proper toll
32. Penalty for taking or sending dangerous or offensive goods without giving notice
33. Penalty for licensee not giving to promoter or lessee an account of traffic or giving false account
34. Saving of prosecutions under other laws
Settlement of Differences
35. Differences between promoters or lessees and authorities
Recovery of Tolls
36. Recovery of moneys due from promoters and, in certain cases, from lessees
37. Recovery of tolls from licensees
38. Recovery of tolls from passengers
39. Promoter to have right of user only
40. Saving of power over roads traversed by tramways
41. Saving of power of local authority and police to regulate traffic on roads
Supplemental Provisions
42. Promoters, lessees and licensees to be responsible for all injuries
43. Want of funds not a sufficient reason for default
44. Power to exempt from municipal taxation
45. Application by local authorities of local funds to tramways
46. Extension of Act to existing tramways
47. Prohibition of construction of tramways except under this Act
48. Transfer of control on exclusion of local area from circle of local authority
49. [Explanation and amendment of section 54 of Railway Act.]- Rep. by the Indian Railways Act, 1890 (9 of 1890), s. 2 and the First Schedule.
50. Powers of Government exercisable from time to time

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