The Railways Act,1989
Section 26. Re-opening of closed railway
When the Central Government has, under section 25, directed the closure of a railway or the discontinuance of the use of any rolling stock-
(a) The railway shall not be re-opened for the public carriage of passengers until it has been inspected by the Commissioner and its re-opening is sanctioned in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter; and
(b) The rolling stock shall not be used until the Commissioner has inspected it and its re-use is sanctioned in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.