TOLLS ordinance

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Tolls at ferries and canals.

3. Tolls in respect of ferries due whether ferry passengers or not.

4. Vehicles and boats loaded with coconut husks to pay as unloaded vehicles and boats to pay only once.

5. Minister may exempt manures and other substances from toll.

6. The Minister may alter or revoke such Order.

7. Senate and the House of Representatives may by resolution establish tolls.

8. Minister may abolish and alter places for collecting tolls.

9. Tolls on ferries hereafter established.

10. Provisions of the Ordinance made applicable to future tolls.

11. Exemptions from tolls.

12. Return tolls.

13. Ticket required to clear passengers.

14. Appointment of toll-keepers.

15. Toll-keepers to wear badge; and put up table of tolls and name.

16. Toll-keeper to give tickets.

17. Penalty in case of toll keeper acting contrary to the Ordinance.

FURTHER PENALTIES

18. Penalty on levying tolls without authority.

19. Penalties for infringement of the Ordinance by passenger.

20. Prohibition for employment of private boat.

21. Toll payable on transfer of goods at toll station.

MISCELLANEOUS

22. Municipal tolls.

23. Minister may make over any existing or future tolls to any Urban Council or Town Council.

24. Transfer of ferries to village committee control.

25. Limitation of prosecution.

26. Informer's share.

27. Power to enforce conditions of sale on breach thereof by the renter.

28. Procedure in case of default by renter.

29. Notices how given.

30. Interpretation.

SCHEDULES

3 of 1896,

21 of 1905,

14 of 1907,

10 of 1916,

29 of 1933,

61 of 1939,

3 of 1946,

4 of 1954,

22 of 1955.

AN ORDINANCE to amend and consolidate the Law relating to the collection of Tolls.

[Date of Commencement: 1st January, 1897]

PRELIMINARY

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Tolls Ordinance.

TOLLS ESTABLISHED

2. Tolls at ferries and canals.

Subject to the provisions and limitations hereinafter contained, tolls shall be levied upon all horses, elephants, oxen, vehicles, and boats, in respect of the ferries and canals specified in the Schedules A and B respectively, and in respect of ferries and footbridges upon all foot passengers, at such rates as the Minister with the concurrence of the Minister in charge of Finance from time to time by Order published in the Gazette shall be pleased to appoint:

Provided that such rates shall in no case exceed the rates hereinafter specified, that is to say—

TOLLS ON FERRIES

 

Rs.

c.

Every vehicle for passengers drawn by one horse, driver and passengers included with two wheels

0

50

Every vehicle for passengers drawn by one horse, driver and passengers included with four wheels

0

60

Every vehicle for passengers drawn by two horses, driver and passengers included

0

60

Every additional horse used in drawing such vehicle, and attached thereto

0

10

Every vehicle for passengers drawn by one ox, driver and passengers included

0

30

Every additional ox attached thereto

0

10

Every horse carrying a load or not carrying a load, with or without a rider

0

20

Every ox carrying a load

0

10

Every vehicle carrying a load and drawn by one horse or ox

0

30

Every vehicle carrying a load and drawn by two horses or oxen

0

50

Every additional horse or ox attached thereto

0

10

Every vehicle not carrying a load and drawn by one horse or ox

0

10

Every vehicle not carrying a load and drawn by two horses or oxen

0

15

Every additional horse or ox attached thereto

0

10

Every vehicle carrying a load and drawn by two elephants

1

00

Every vehicle not carrying a load and drawn by two elephants

0

50

Every vehicle carrying a load and drawn by one elephant

0

70

Every vehicle not carrying a load and drawn by one elephant

0

30

Every elephant carrying a load, not being his food

0

30

Every elephant not carrying a load

0

20

Every bicycle, tricycle, or jinricksha

0

10

Every motor car

0

60

Every motor cycle

0

20

Every mechanical tractor with trailer—

 

 

Loaded

1

25

Unloaded

0

25

Every lorry propelled by steam or other mechanical means—

 

 

Loaded

1

25

Unloaded

0

25

Every ox, cow, calf, sheep, goat, or pig

0

01

Every leaguer or cask not carried in a vehicle or by a man, but rolled along the road

0

10

Every wheeled vehicle not enumerated above

0

40

Every foot passenger crossing any ferry or foot-bridge, except children under twelve years of age and keepers and leaf-cutlers attending elephants, horses, and cattle

0

02

TOLLS ON CANALS

Rs. c.

Pada boat, battle, or lighter of and under 50 feet in length—

 

 

loaded

1

50

unloaded

0

75

Pada boat, battle, or lighter over, 50 feet in length—

 

 

loaded

2

50

unloaded

1

25

Double canoe, scooped dhoney, and kulla—

 

 

loaded

0

60

unloaded

0

30

Every additional canoe supporting a platform

0

10

Single canoe or ballam, with freight or passengers

0

30

Single canoe or ballam, unloaded

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