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THE MADRAS CANALS AND PUBLIC FERRIES ACT, 1890

(Act Il of 1890 as amended by Act 11 of 1895, Act V of 1914, Act VIII of 1914, Act VII of 1939, Act XX of 1941, Act 7 of 1980, & Act 16 of 2000)

An Act to make better provision for the establishment of canals and public ferries in the [Presidency of Madras] and for the management thereof. It is enacted as follows:-

Preamble.- WHEREAS it is expedient to make better provision for the establishment of Canals and Public Ferries in the [Presidency of Madras] and for the management thereof; it is enacted as follows:-

1. Short title and local extent
- This Act may be called the Madras) Canals and Public Ferries Act, 1890. It extends to the whole of the [Presidency of Madras.]

2. [Repeal]- Repealed by the repealing and amending Act, 1901 (Central Act XI of 1901)

3. Definitions.

- In this Act, "Vessel" includes any ship, barge, boat, raft, timber, bamboos, or floating materials, propelled in any manner;

"channel" includes any Waterway, whether natural or artificial;

"line of navigation" means any navigable channel, or series of connected navigable channels; "canal" means a line of navigation, declared to be subject to the provisions of this Act;

"ferry" means a place at which goods, animals or passengers are conveyed across a channel by means of vessels;

["Municipality" means a town Panchayat, municipal council or a municipal corporation constituted under section 4 of the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 (20 of 1994);

"Panchayat" means a village Panchayat, constituted under section 4 of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994)";

"public ferry" means a ferry declared to be subject to the provisions of Sections 9 to 18 of this Act).

4. Power to apply Act to any line of navigation.-

The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare any line of navigation to be subject to the provisions of this Act from a date to be named in such notification, and may in like manner cancel or modify any such notification.

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