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107. Rents, tolls and fees in respect of markets.

(1) The municipality may use its own land or building, or purchase, take on lease or otherwise acquire any land or building for the purpose of establishing a municipal market or improving any existing municipal market.

(2) The municipality may levy rents, tolls and fees at such rates as it may think proper for the right to expose goods for sale in a municipal market and for the use of shops, stalls and standings therein and may also regulate such rates in respect of private markets or places used or declared by the municipality as a market place by a public notice in the locality.

(3) The municipality may grant a lease for a period not exceeding three years for collection of rents, tolls and fees in municipal markets at the rates fixed by the municipality under sub-section (2).

(4) A lessee of a municipal market appointed under sub-section (3) may refuse to allow any person to expose goods for sale in the market or to use shops, stalls and standings therein until the proper rents, tolls and fees have been paid.

(5) Whoever, having rendered himself liable to the payment of rents, tolls or fees refuses to pay the same shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees.

(6) When resistance is offered to any person authorised to collect rents, tolls or fees, any police officer whom he may call to his aid, shall be bound to assist him; and such police officer shall, for that purpose have the same powers as he has in the exercise of his ordinary police duties.



Manipur Municipalities Act, 1994 Back




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