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This Act makes provision for wayleaves in favour of the Government on private lands for purposes of carrying out of public works and for the protection of such works on any lands. The term "private land" does not include any land sold or leased under any Act dealing with Government lands. The Government shall notify in advance the owner of land, of its intention to carry any sewer, drain or pipeline into, through, over or under any private land without the consent of the owner. If any owner, lessee or occupier of affected private land objects to the intended work and notifies such objection to the competent District Commissioner, the intended work shall not be initiated without the sanction of the Minister. The Act further defines powers of the Minister to block further works and provides rules for compensation, entry upon land and prohibits building on newly constructed sewers, drains or pipelines.

Repealed by: Land Act, 2012 (No. 6 of 2012). (2012-04-27)

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