Preamble
Whereas a  Joint Stock  Company has been lately formed  for the  purpose of  introducing Gas-works  into India,  which Company  having  been  completely  regi...
1Power 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...
2Not 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...
3Notice 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...
4Streets 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...
5Streets 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...
6Penalty 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...
7In 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...
8Power 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...
9Recovery 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 ...
10Power 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...
11Meters 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...
12Penalty 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 ...
13Penalty 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...
14Satisfaction 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...
15Penalty 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...
16Daily 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 ...
17Penalty 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...
18Power 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...
19Expenses 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,...
20How 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...
21Liability 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...
22Copies 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...
23Service 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...
24Recovery 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...
25Levy 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 ...
26No 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 ...
27Interpretation
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...
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