(ACT NO. 2 OF 1901)


An Act to amend law relating to the exemption from tolls of persons and property belonging to the Army or Air Force.


It is hereby enacted as follows: -


1. Short title, extent and commencement. (1) This Act may  be called the Indian Tolls (Army  and Air Force)  Act, 1901.


(2) It extends to the whole of India.


(3) It shall come into force on the first day of April, 1901.


2. Definitions. In this Act, unless there is anything   repugnant in the subject or context.


(a) the expression "authorized followers" means persons other than officers, soldiers or airmen, who are employed by, or are in the service of, the Forces or Corps concerned, or are in the service of any officer, soldier or airman of such Forces or Corps;


(b) "carriage" means a vehicle for carriage or haulage other than one specially constructed for use on rails;


(c) "ferry" includes every bridge and other thing which is a ferry with the meaning of any enactment authorizing the levy of tolls on ferries, but does not include any ferry or other thing which is included in the definition of "railway" in section 3 of the Indian Railways Act, 1890 (9 of 1890);


(d) the expression "the regular forces" means "the regular Army" as defined in  clause (xxi) of section 3 of the Army Act, 1950, (46 of 1950) and includes the "Air Force" as defined   in clause (iv) of section 4 of the Air Force Act, 1950 (45 of 1950);


(e) "horse" includes a mule and any beast of whatever description which is used for burden or draught or for carrying persons;


(f) the expression "Irregular Corps" means any force (other than the Regular Forces or the Territorial Army or the National Cadet Corps) raised and maintained in India under the authority the Central Government, or any other force which may be notified in this behalf by order published in the Official Gazette;


(g) the expression "Indian Reserve Forces" means the forces constituted by the Indian Reserve Forces Act, 1888 (5 of 1888) and includes officers belonging to the Army in India Reserve  of Officers or to the Regular Reserve of Officers and members of the Indian Air Force Volunteer Reserve when subject to military or air force law, as the case may be;


(h)  "landing-place" includes a pier, wharf, quay, jetty  and a stage, whether fixed or floating;


(i) "public authority" means the Central Government or a State Government or a local authority; and, so far as regards tolls levied by a railway company under section 4 of the Indian Guaranteed Railways Act, 1879 (32 and 43 Vict. c.41) or section 51 of the Indian Railways Act, 1890 (9 of 1890) includes such a railway company; and


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