The Railways Act,1989
Section 20 D. Hearing of objections, etc
1[Hearing of objections, etc. (1) Any person interested in the land may, within a period of thirty days from the date of publication of the notification under subsection (1) of Section 20-A, object to the acquisition of land for the purpose mentioned in that sub-section.
(2) Every objection under sub-section (1), shall be made to the competent authority in writing, and shall set out the grounds thereof and the competent authority shall give the objector an opportunity of being heard, either in person or by a legal practitioner, and may, after hearing all such objections and after making such further enquiry, if any, as the competent authority thinks necessary, by order, either allow or disallow the objections.
Explanation.-For the purposes of this sub-section, “legal practitioner” has the same meaning as in clause (i) of sub-section (1) of Section 2 of the Advocates Act,1961 (25 of 1961).
(3) Any order made by the competent authority under sub-section (2) shall be final.]
1. Inserted by Act No. 11 of 2008 w.e.f. 28-3-2008