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The Railways Act,1989

The Railways Act,1989

CONTENTS

Sections

Particulars

Preamble
1 Short title and commencement
2 Definitions
3 Zonal Railways
4 Appointment of General Manager
4A Establishment of Railway Land Development Authority
4B Composition of Authority
4C Terms and conditions of appointment of Vice-Chairman and other Members
4D Functions of Authority
4E Powers of Authority to enter into agreements and execute contracts
4F Procedure of transaction of business of Authority
4G Appointment of officers and other employees of Authority
4H Salaries, allowances, etc. to be defrayed out of Consolidated Fund of India
4I Power of Authority to make regulations
5 Appointment of Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety and Commissioners of Railway Safety
6 Duties of Commissioner
7 Powers of Commissioner
8 Commissioner to be public servant
9 Facilities to be afforded to Commissioners
10 Annual report of Commissioners
11 Power of railway administrations to execute all necessary works
12 Power to alter the position of pipe, electric supply line, drain or sewer, etc
13 Protection for Government Property
14 Temporary entry upon land to remove obstruction, to repair or to prevent accident
15 Payment of amount for damage or loss
16 Accommodation works
17 Power of owner, occupier, State Government or local authority to cause additional accommodation works to be made
18 Fences, gates and bars
19 Over-bridges and under-bridges
20 Power of Central Government to give directions for safety
20A Power to acquire land, etc
20B Power to enter for survey, etc
20C Evaluation of damages during survey, measurement, etc
20D Hearing of objections, etc
20E Declaration of acquisition
20F Determination of amount payable as compensation
20G Criterion for determination of market value of land
20H Deposit and payment of amount
20I Power to take Possession
20J Right to enter into land where land has vested in Central Government
20K Co mpetent authority to have certain powers of civil court
20L Utilisation of land for the purpose it is acquired
20M Sharing with landowners the difference in price of a land when transferred for a higher consideration
20N Land Acquisition Act 1 of 1894 not to apply
20O Application of the National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy, 2007 to persons affected due to land acquisition
20P Power to make rules in respect of matters in this chapter
21 Sanction of the Central Government to the opening of railway
22 Formalities to be complied with before giving sanction to the opening of a railway
23 Sections 21 and 22 to apply to the opening of certain works
24 Temporary suspension of traffic
25 Power to close railway opened for the public carriage of passengers
26 Re-opening of closed railway
27 Use of rolling stock
28 Delegation of powers
29 Power to make rules in respect of matters in this Chapter
30 Power to fix rates
31 Power to classify commodities or alter rates
32 Power of railway administration to charge certain rates
33 Constitution of the Railway Rates Tribunal
34 Staff of the Tribunal
35 Sittings of the Tribunal
36 Complaints against a railway administration
37 Matters not within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal
38 Powers of the Tribunal
39 Reference to the Tribunal
40 Assistance by the Central Government

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