Whereas a Joint Stock Company has been lately formed for the purpose of introducing Gas-works into India, which Company having been completely regi...
Power to break up streets, etc., under superintendence, and to open drains
In the Town of Calcutta and its environs, and in any other town or place to which the provisions of this Act may hereafter be extended, by a law to be...
Not to enter on privet land without consent
Provided always, that nothing herein shall authorize or empower the said Company to lay down or place any pipe or other works into, through, or against an...
Notice to be served on persons having control
Before the said Company proceed to open or break up and street, bridge, sewer, drain, or tunnel, they shall give to the Municipal Commissioners for th...
Streets or drains not to be broken up except
If persons having the control, etc., fail to superintend, company may proceed with the works.--No such street, bridge, sewer, drain, or tunnel shal...
Streets broken up to be reinstated with out delay
When the said Company open or break up the road or pavement of any street or bridge, or any sewer, drain, or tunnel, they shall, with all conven...
Penalty for delay in reinstating streets
If the said Company open or break up any street or bridge, or any sewer, drain, or tunnel, without giving such notice as aforesaid, or in a manner different f...
In case of delay, other parties may reinstate
If any such delay or omission as aforesaid take place, the persons having the control or management of the street, bridge, sewer, drain, or tunnel, in r...
Power to enter buildings for ascertaining quantity of gas consumed
The Clerk, Engineer, or other officer duly appointed for the purpose by the said Company, may, at all reasonable times, enter any buildings or place lig...
Recovery of rent due for gas
If any person supplied with Gas, or any person to whom any meter or fitting shall have been let for hire by the said Company, neglect to pay the rent due ...
Power to take away pipes when supply of gas discontinued
In all cases in which the said Company are authorized to cut off and take away the supply of Gas from any house or building or premises under the provisio...
Meters not liable to distress for rent
Any meter or fitting let for hire by the said Company shall not be subject to distress for rent or revenue or any rate due upon the premises where the...
Penalty for fraudulently using gas
Every person who shall lay, or cause to be laid, any pipe to communicate with any pipe belonging to the said Company, without their consent, or ...
Penalty for wilfully damaging pipes
Every person who shall willfully remove, destroy, or damage any pipe, pillar, post, plug, lamp, or other work of the said Company for supplying Ga...
Satisfaction for accidentally damaging pipes
Every person who shall carelessly or accidentally break, throw down, or damage any pipe, or pillar, or lamp belonging to the said Company, or under their con...
Penalty for causing water to be corrupted
Daily penalty during the continuance of the offence.--If the said Company shall at any time cause or suffer to be brought, or to flow into any strea...
Daily penalty during escape of Gas after notice
Whenever any Gas shall escape from any pipe, laid down or set up by or belonging to the said Company, they shall, immediately after receiving notice ...
Penalty if water be fouled by Gas
Whenever any water shall be fouled by the Gas of the said Company, they shall forfeit to the person whose water shall be so fouled for every such offence a...
Power to examine Gas-pipes to ascertain cause of water being fouled
For the purpose of ascertaining whether such water be fouled by the Gas of the said Company, the person to whom the water supposed to be fouled shall belo...
Expenses to abide result of examination
If upon any such examination it appears that such water has been fouled by any Gas belonging to the said Company, the expenses of the digging,...
How expenses to be ascertained
The amount of the expenses of every such examination and repair, and of any injury done to the said Company, shall, in case of any dispute about the same...
Liability to indictments for nuisance
Nothing in this Act contained shall prevent the said Company from being liable to an indictment for nuisance, or to any other legal proceedings to wh...
Copies of the original Deed of Association and of all rules
A copy of the original Deed of Association of the said Company, and of every other instrument registered under the said "Joint Stock Companies' Ac...
Service of process
All services of manse or other process, and all notices whatsoever which, by law or by the practice of any Court wherein the said Company shall sue or b...
Recovery of penalties
All penalties and forfeitures imposed by this Act, and all damages and expenses the recovery of which is not specially provided for, may be recovere...
Levy by distress
All penalties, forfeitures, damages, and expenses adjudged due under this Act, if the amount be not otherwise paid, may be levied by distress and sale of ...
No distress unlawful for want of form
No distress levied by virtue of this Act shall be deemed unlawful, nor shall any party making the same be deemed a trespasser, on account of any defect or ...
The following words and expressions used in this Act shall have the meanings hereby assigned to them, unless there be something in the subject or context re...