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The Stage-Carriages Act,1861


[ACT No.16 OF 1861]1

[7th July,1861]

An Act for licensing and regulating Stage-Carriages

WHEREAS it is expedient to license and to regulate stage-carriages in the Provinces; It is enacted as follows:


1.Short title given by the Indian Short Titles Act,1897 (14 of 1897).

This Act, as amended by the Stage-Carriages Act (1861) Amendment Act,1898 (1 of 1898), has been declared to apply to all the States of India, but not so as to supersede or contravene provisions of local laws dealing with the same subject see section. 22. For local laws, see the Bombay Public Conveyance Act,1920 (Bom.7 of 1920), the Madras Hackney Carriage Act,1911 (Mad. 5 of 1911 see the), and the Calcutta Hackney Carriage Act,1919 (Ben.1 of 1919). Cf. also the Hackney Carriage Act,1879 (14 of 1879).

It has been declared, by notification under s.3 (a) of the Scheduled Districts Act,1874 (14 of 1874), to be in force in the following Scheduled Districts, namely:

The Districts of Hazaribagh, Lohardaga (now the Ranchi District, see Calcutta Gazette,1899, Pt.I, p.44) and Manbhum, and Pargana Dhalbhum and the Kolhan in the District of Singhbhum, See Gazette of India,1881, Pt. I, p.504.

The Tarai of the Province of Agra -See Gazette of India,1876, Pt.I, p.505

It has been declared, by notification under s.3 (a) of the Santhal Parganas Justice and Laws Regulation,1899 (3-of 1899), to be in force in the Santhal Parganas, (see Calcutta Gazette,1901, Pt.I, p.301.)

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