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The Metro Railways (Construction of Works) Act, 1978

[Act No. 33 of 1978]

[21st August, 1978.]

Sections Particulars
Title The Metro Railways (Construction of Works) Act, 1978
Chapter I Preliminary
1. Short title, commencement and application
2. Definitions
Chapter II Metro Railway Administration
3. General Manager
4. Constitution of Advisory Board
5. Committees
Chapter III Acquisition
6. Power to acquire land, etc
7. Publication of notification for acquisition
8. Power to enter for survey, etc
9. Hearing of objection
10. Declaration of acquisition
11. Power to take possession of acquired land, etc
12. Right to enter into the land where right of user, etc., is vested in the Central Government
13. Determination of amount payable for acquisition
14. Deposit and payment of amount
15. Competent authority to have certain powers of civil court
15A. Power to inspect property under acquisition
16. Competent authority and appellate authority
16A. Powers of the appellate authority
16B. Competent authority, etc., to have certain inherent powers
16C. Enforcement of the orders of the competent authority and appellate authority
17. Land Acquisition Act 1 of 1894 not to apply
Chapter IV Construction of Works
18. Functions of metro railway administration
19. Powers of metro railway administration
20. Development over metro alignment
21. Power to prohibit or regulate construction of buildings and excavation
22. Payment of amount for prohibition of construction, etc
23. Power to underpin building or otherwise strengthen it
24. Power to enter, etc
25. Amount payable for damage, loss or injury
26. Right to claim for damages
Chapter V Inspection of Metro Railway
27. Appointment and duties of commissioner
28. Powers of commissioners
29. Facilities to be afforded to commissioner
Chapter VI Miscellaneous
30. Surplus land to be sold or otherwise disposed of
31. Notice of accidents and enquiries
32. Power to alter the entries in the Schedule
33. Prohibition of obstruction
34. Local authorities to assist
35. Prohibition of removal of marks
36. Penalty for failure to comply with directions issued under section 21
37. General provision for punishment of offences
38. Offences by companies
39. Bar of jurisdiction
40. Effect of Act and rules, etc., inconsistent with other enactments
41. Protection of action taken in good faith
42. Power to remove difficulties
43. Application of the Indian Railways Act, 1890
44. Power to make rules
45. Saving
The Schedule Map

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