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Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 8 of 1888

  • Act nº 8 of 1888



[Act, No. 8 of 1888]

[AS ON 1959]

[5th September, 1888]


An Act to remove doubts as to the legality of the levy of certain Tolls.

WHEREAS doubts have been raised as to the operation of the Acts of the Governor General in Council, No. VIII of 1851 (an Act for enabling Government to Tolls or Public Roads and Bridges) and No.XV of 1864 (an Act to amend Act VIII of 1851); It is hereby enacted as follows :

Section 1. Enforcement of Acts VIII of 1851 and XV of 1864 in the Punjab

Acts VIII of 1851 and XV of 1864 shall be deemed to be in force throughout the territories now administered by the Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab, and from the twenty-first day of August, 1857, and the twenty-fourth day of March, 1864, respectively, to have been in force in the territories for the time being administered as part of the Punjab { Added by the Adaptation of Laws (No 2) Order 1956.}[as it existed immediately before the 1st November 1956].

Section 2. Operation of the Act in the Punjab and certain other parts of the States

(1) { Subs ibid for " In a Part A State or a Part C State" The words in italics had been Sub by the A.O.1950 for "any part of the provinces.}[In any part of India] beyond the limits of the territories administered by the Governor of Fort St.George in Council, and the Lieutenant-Governors of Bengal and the North-Western Provinces, to or in which Acts VIII of 1851 and XV of 1864 may be or have been extended, or may be or have been declared to be in force, under the latter of those Acts or by this Act or by or under any other enactment the State Government shall be deemed to have and, where the Acts have been in force before the passing of this Act, to have had the same authority as if it had been among the State Governments specified in section 2 of Act VIII of 1851.

{ sub section (2) omitted by the A O.1937.}

Section 3. Validation of past levy of tolls

All tolls levied ,or purporting to have been levied, under Acts of this Acts VIII of 1851 and XV of 1864 or either of those Acts, before the passing of this Act shall be deemed to have been lawfully levied.

Section 4. Saving

Nothing in the foregoing section shall effect any proceedings commenced in any civil court before the first day of July 1888.

Section 5. Amendment of section 2, Act VIII,1851 [Repealed]

Rep. by the A.O.1937.