THE KERALA TOLLS ACT, 1976
ACT 6 of 1977
(Amended by Acts 34 of 1986, 5 of 1990, 16 of 2000, 4 of 2004 & 11 of 2013)
An Act provide for the levy of tolls in respects of certain bridges in the State of Kerala.
Preamble.- Whereas it is expedient to provide for the levy of tolls in respect of certain bridges in the State of Kerala;
Be it enacted in the Twenty-seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
1. Short title, extent and commencement.- (1) This Act may be called in Kerala Tolls Act, 1976.
(2) It extends to the whole of the State of Kerala.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2. Definitions.- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) "bridge" means any bridge on a highway, but does not include a bridge the cost of construction of which (including the cost of construction of the approach roads necessary for connecting the bridge to the highway) is less than five hundred lakhs rupees;) PI
(aa) "company" means a company in which not less than fifty one per cent of the paid up share capital is held by the Government of Kerala or jointly by the Central Government and the Government of Kerala and includes a company which is a subsidiary of any such company;
(aaa) "corporation" means a corporation established or constituted by or under a Central or State Act and owned or controlled by the Government of Kerala;
(b) "highway" means any road or way over which the public have a right of way, or are granted access, but does not include any highway declared to be a national highway under the National Highways Act, 1956 (Central Act 48 of 1956);
(c) "motor vehicle" means any mechanically propelled vehicle other than a two wheeler
or a three wheeler or an ambulance) adapted for use upon roads, whether the power of propulsion is transmitted there to from any external or internal source, and includes a chassis to which a
body has not been attached and a trailer;
(ca) "Local Authority" means a panchayat at any level constituted under Section 4 of the Kerala Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 (13 of 1994) or a municipality constituted under section 4 of the Kerala Municipality Act, 1994 (20 of 1994);
(d) "owner" means, where the person in possession of a vehicle is a minor, the guardian of such minor and in relation to a vehicle which is the subject of a hire-purchase agreement, the person in possession of the vehicle under that agreement;