Haryana notifies Act for acquisition of land for pipes

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Chandigarh, Nov 23 (UNI) The Haryana Government has notified Haryana Underground Pipelines (Acquisition of Right of User in Land) Act, to provide for the acquisition of right of user in land for laying underground pipelines for carrying of water and gas in the State.

As per the Act, whenever it appears to the State Government that it is necessary to lay an underground pipeline to carry water or gas from one locality to another locality, the right of users in any land under which such underground pipeline is to be laid, will be acquired by publishing a notification in the Official Gazette.

Any person interested in the land may within a period of twenty-one days from the date of the notification, may object in writing to the laying of the underground pipeline.

Whoever willfully removes, displaces, damages or destroys any underground pipeline laid, shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than one year, but which may extent to three year and shall also be liable to fine.


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