Arrangement of Sections


   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Authority to make deviations in the line of railway

   4.   Validation of deviation previously made

   5.   Provisions as to the payment of compensation

   6.   Dispute not to delay taking of land

   7.   Arbitration and appointment of arbitrator

   8.   Provision when the owner is a person under disability

   9.   Title to land taken

   10.   Regulations


to empower railway companies to make deviations; to make provision for the acquisition of land therefor; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected therewith.

[24th April, 1931]

Act 22 of 1931,

Act 24 of 1931,

Act 5 of 1942,

Act 20 of 1957,

GN 318 of 1964,

GN 497 of 1964,

SI 154 of 1965.

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Railways (Deviations) Act.1

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“deviation” shall be deemed to include any junctions, sidings, stations and approaches, and any other works incident to a deviation;

“line of railway” means the course of the railway line one hundred yards in width between the terminal points as defined in or under the provisions of the law authorising the construction and completion of such railway;

“railway company” means any railway company empowered by law enacted prior or subsequent to the commencement of this Act to construct, equip, complete, maintain and work a line of railway.

3.   Authority to make deviations in the line of railway

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