THE PUNJAB RING ROAD AUTHORITY ACT 2011

(Act XVII of 2011)

C O N T E N T S

 

Section                                Heading

 

Chapter

Preliminary

        1.           Short title, extent and commencement.

        2.           Definitions.

 

Chapter II

The Authority

        3.           Establishment of the Authority.

        4.           Functions and powers of Authority.

        5.           Plans and schemes.

        6.           Chairperson of the Authority.

 

Chapter III

The Council and the Board

        7.           Lahore Ring Road Council.

        8.           Powers and functions of the Council.

        9.           Executive Board.

       10.          Functions of Board.

 

Chapter IV

Establishment

       11.          Appointments.

       12.          Recruitment and conditions of service.

       13.          Appointment by transfer.

 

Chapter V

Reports and Directions

       14.          Annual report.

       15.          Directions by the Government.

 

Chapter VI

Finance

       16.          Authority Fund.

       17.          Bank accounts.

       18.          Budget and accounts.

       19.          Audit.

Chapter VII

Enforcement, Penalties and Procedure

       20.          Enforcement.

       21.          Power to enter.

       22.          Powers of seizure.

       23.          Scheduled offence.

       24.          Punishment of residuary offences.

       25.          Damage to property and disobedience to orders.

       26.          Cognizance of offences.

       27.          Summary trial.

 

Chapter VIII

Miscellaneous

       28.          Appeals.

       29.          Authority to be local authority.

       30.          Public servants.

       31.          Delegation of powers.

       32.          Transfer of rights and liabilities.

       33.          Authentication of instruments of the Authority.

       34.          Recovery of dues.

       35.          Land acquisition.

       36.          Powers to eject unauthorized occupants.

       37.          Indemnity.

       38.          Power to make rules.

       39.          Regulations.

       40.          Power to amend the Schedule.

       41.          Removal of difficulties.

       42.          Over-riding effect.

 

Schedule

 


[1]THE PUNJAB RING ROAD AUTHORITY ACT 2011

 

(Act XVII of 2011)

[6 July 2011]

 

An

Act

[2][to provide for establishment of the Punjab Ring Road Authority.]

[3][It is necessary to establish the Punjab Ring Road Authority for planning, designing, development, management, operation and maintenance of ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof, in a smooth, efficient and futuristic manner to improve intracity and intercity connectivity through such roads and to make provisions for the ancillary matters.

Be it enacted by Provincial Assembly of the Punjab as follows:]

Chapter

Preliminary

1.   Short title, extent and commencement.– (1) This Act may be cited as the [4][Punjab Ring Road] Authority Act 2011.

      (2)  It extends to the whole of the Punjab.

      (3)  It shall come into force at once.

 

2.   Definitions.– In this Act–

       (a)  “Authority” means the [5][Punjab Ring Road] Authority established under [6][this Act];

       (b)  “Board” means the Executive Board of the Authority;

       (c)  “Chairperson” means the Chairperson of the Authority;

       (d)  “Council” means the [7][Punjab Ring Road] Council;

    [8][(dd)    “economic corridor” means a corridor designed to stimulate economic development either through creation of a connecting road or designated area for trade, manufacturing, logistic facilities to reduce unplanned industrialization and commercialization trends along the roads, providing ease of access and reduce traffic burden within cities;]

       (e)  “Government” means Government of the Punjab;

       (f)  “highway” includes a common and public highway and all roads, carriageways, cart-ways, streets and lanes, together with any bridleways, footpaths and pavements adjacent thereto and are designed or intended for, or used by the general public for the passage of vehicles, and shall further include–

                (i)   all culverts, bridges and works of every description built on, under or across any highway;

               (ii)   all adjacent berms and side drains within the boundaries of any highway;

              (iii)   all land included within the boundaries of any highway; and

              (iv)   all fences, posts and trees on any highway;

      [9][(g) “ring road” means any ring road or part thereof constructed under this Act:

             provided that the revenues generated therefrom shall be utilized on the same ring road;]

     [10][(h) “prescribed” means prescribed by the rules or the regulations made or framed under this Act;]

       (i)   “President” means President of the Council;

       (j)   “regulations” means the regulations framed under [11][this Act];

       (k)  “road” includes a carriage-way, cart-way, footpath, berm, side drain, culvert, bridge, tunnel, fence, post, signboard, green belt, plantation, lighting arrangement, intersection, median, interchange or any other property prescribed to be a road;

       (l)   “rules” means the rules made under [12][this Act];

      (m)  “Schedule” means [13][the] Schedule appended to [14][this Act];

       (n)  “scheduled offence” means an offence as set out in the [15][* * *] Schedule; and

     [16][(o) “strategic road” means any road assigned by the Government to the Authority with any of the powers and functions specified therein:

             provided that the revenues generated therefrom shall be utilized on the same strategic road.]

 

Chapter II

The Authority

3.   Establishment of the Authority.– (1) The Government may, by notification, establish an Authority to be known as the [17][Punjab Ring Road] Authority.

      (2)  The Authority shall be a body corporate, having perpetual succession and a common seal, with power to enter into contracts, acquire or dispose of property, and may, by its name, sue or be sued.

      (3)  The headquarters of the Authority shall be at Lahore [18][with regional offices in such other cities as the Authority may deem appropriate].

 

4.   Functions and powers of Authority.– (1) The Authority may perform such functions, take such measures and exercise such powers, as it may consider necessary or expedient for carrying out the purposes of this Act.

      (2)  Without prejudice to the generality of sub-section (1), the Authority may–

             (a)  plan, promote, organize, re-organize and implement programmes for construction, development, operation, repairs, security and maintenance of the [19][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof];

             (b)  prepare asset management schemes regarding the property under its management;

             (c)  develop commercial sites along the [20][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof];

             (d)  develop and maintain green areas along the [21][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof] for the improvement of environment;

             (e)  implement axle load control regime on the [22][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof];

             (f)  advise the Government on matters relating to the [23][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof];

             (g)  acquire or dispose of property or any interest in the property;

             (h)  undertake any work specified in section 5;

             (i)   procure plant, machinery, instruments and materials required for its use;

             (j)   enter into and perform all such contracts as may be necessary for carrying out the purposes of [24][this Act];

             (k)  subject to the approval of the Government, levy, collect or cause to be collected tolls on the [25][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof];

             (l)   license facilities on the [26][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof] on such terms as it deems fit;

            (m)  determine a building line between which and the [27][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof], it shall not be lawful, without the consent of the Authority, to construct or maintain any structure or make any excavation;

             (n)  cause studies, surveys, experiments or technical researches to be made and contribute towards the cost of any such studies, surveys, experiments or technical researches made by any other agency;

             (o)  establish different wings and may delegate to them such powers as are necessary for efficient and effective performance of one or more of its functions under [28][this Act];

             (p)  award contracts for projects to be undertaken through private sector financing programme or through public private partnership;

             (q)  develop enforcement of traffic movement mechanisms;

             (r)  raise funds, in the prescribed manner, through borrowing, floating of bonds, sharing or leasing of assets or any other means; [29][* * *]

             (s)  propose rules to the Government[; and][30]

           [31][(t) impose, levy and collect fines, fees, rents, penalties, surcharges and charges as may be prescribed.]

 

5.   Plans and schemes.– (1) The Authority shall prepare a master plan for the development, construction, operation and maintenance of the [32][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof] for the approval of the Council.

      (2)  The Authority may frame a scheme for any of the following matters–

               (i)   construction, expansion, operation and development of the [33][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof];

              (ii)   research and development [34][* * ** *];

             (iii)   training of the employees of the Authority;

             (iv)   welfare of the employees of the Authority; and

              (v)   any other matter relating to the purposes and functions of the Authority under this Act.

 

6.   Chairperson of the Authority.– (1) The [35][President] shall appoint the Chairperson who shall be the chief executive of the Authority and shall exercise such powers and perform such functions as the Council may specify.

      (2)  The Chairperson shall receive such salary and allowances and be subject to such conditions of service as the [36][Council] may specify.

[37][(3)    The Chairperson may approve a project of development, maintenance, rehabilitation and construction of not more than one hundred million rupees or may recommend for approval a proposal, scheme or project exceeding one hundred million rupees to the Board.]

      (4)  Subject to the directions of the Council or the Board, the Chairperson may re-appropriate funds from one project to another on the basis of progress of the projects.

 

Chapter III

The Council and the Board

7.   Lahore Ring Road Council.– (1) The Government may, by notification, establish the [38][Punjab Ring Road] Council.

      (2)  The Council shall consist of–

            (i)      Chief Minister Punjab;                                                   President

            (ii)     Chairman, Planning & Development                            Member

                     Board of the Government;

            (iii)    Secretary to the Government,                                        Member

                     Finance Department;

            (iv)    Secretary to the Government                                         Member

                     Communications & Works Department;

            (v)     A professional in the field of Highway                         Member

                     Construction & Management;

            (vi)    A Chartered Accountant [39][or an Economist];[*] [40]       Member

            (vii)   Chairperson of the Authority[; and] [41]                     Member/Secretary

         [42][(viii) Any other member co-opted by the Council.]

      (3)  The [43][Council] shall appoint an experienced professional in the field of highway construction and management and a Chartered Accountant [44][or an Economist] as members of the Council on such terms and for such period as it considers appropriate [45][:]

      [46][Provided that the [47][Council] shall give preference to a female professional.]

      (4)  A meeting of the Council shall be held in the manner provided by the regulations, and until so provided, as may be determined by the President.

      (5)  The Secretary of the Council shall, on the direction of the President, call a meeting of the Council.

      (6)  The Council shall meet at least once in a year.

      (7)  The President may, on the recommendation of the Board, accord approval to a matter, which falls within the jurisdiction of the Council, in anticipation of the approval of the Council.

      (8)  The approval accorded under sub-section (7) shall be placed before the Council, in its next meeting, for appropriate decision.

 

8.   Powers and functions of the Council.– (1) The Council shall–

(a)        approve plans, prepared by the Board, for the construction, development, repair and maintenance of the [48][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof];

(b)        lay down policies and guidelines to be followed by the Authority in the performance of its functions;

(c)        review and reappraise the projects of the Authority;

(d)       approve the annual budget of the Authority;

(e)        consider progress reports of the Authority;

(f)        frame regulations, including regulations for appointments and other terms and conditions of service of the employees of the Authority; and

(g)        perform such other functions as may be prescribed or as may be assigned by the Government.

      (2)  The Council shall control, direct and regulate the affairs of the Authority.

 

9.   Executive Board.– (1) The Government may, by notification, constitute the Board to be known as the Executive Board of the Authority.

      (2)  The Board shall consist of–

             (a)  Chairperson of the Authority;                                               Chairperson

             (b)  Additional Inspector General of Police;                                Member

             (c)  Member (Infrastructure)                                                        Member

                   Planning & Development, Board of the Government;

             (d)  Additional Secretary to the Government,                              Member

                   Finance Department;

             (e)  Additional Secretary to the Government,                              Member

                   Communications & Works Department;

[49][(f) Director General of concerned Development

                   Authority;                                                                              Member

             (g)  Deputy Commissioner of concerned District;                       Member

             (h)  Chief Engineer, Punjab Ring Road Authority;                     Member

             (i)   Director (Planning) of the Authority;                                    Member

             (j)   Concerned Project Director;                                                  Member

             (k)  Director Finance and Admin of the Authority;             Member/Secretary

             (l)   an expert of highways and transport engineering; and         Member

            (m)  any other member co-opted by the Board.”;]

 

      (3)  Subject to the directions of the Council, the Board may exercise all powers, perform all functions and do all acts and things, which may be exercised, performed or done by the Authority.

      (4)  The [50][Council] shall appoint an expert of highway and transport engineering as member of the Board on such terms and for such period as it considers appropriate.

      (5)  The Board shall meet at least once in every three months.

      (6)  The Chairperson or, in his absence, a member authorized by him, shall convene and chair a meeting of the Board.

      (7)  Five Members of the Board shall constitute quorum for a meeting of the Board.

      [51][(8) * * * * * * * * * * *]

 

10. Functions of Board.– The Board shall–

       (a)   consider and approve a proposal, scheme or project [52][funded by the Government] of not more than two hundred million rupees;

       [53][(b)   recommend a scheme or project of more than two hundred million rupees for funding and approval by the Government;]

       (c)   prepare progress reports of the Authority;

       (d)  prepare the annual budget of the Authority;

       (e)   approve a project to be funded through toll and other receipts from operations of the Authority [54][upto five hundred million rupees or as may be delegated by the Council]; and

       (f)   perform such other functions as may be prescribed or as the Council may assign to it.

 

Chapter IV

Establishment

11. Appointments.– (1) The Authority may appoint such employees, experts or consultants on such terms and conditions as it may deem fit for the performance of its functions.

      (2)  The [55][* * *] Board may constitute one or more sub-committees for the selection of different categories of employees.

      (3)  The [56][* * *] Board may delegate the powers for the approval of the appointments to different officers for different categories of employees.

      (4)  Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, the Authority may, at any time, terminate the services of an employee without assigning any reason, by serving not less than thirty days prior notice or on payment of thirty days salary in lieu of the prior notice.

 

12. Recruitment and conditions of service.– The Council shall determine the procedure for appointment and terms and conditions of service of employees of the Authority.

 

13. Appointment by transfer.– (1) The Government may transfer the services of the existing employees of the Project Management Unit of the Lahore Ring Road Project to the Authority on the terms and conditions which shall not be less favourable than those admissible to them immediately before their transfer to the Authority.

      (2)  The employees transferred under sub-section (1) shall continue to be employees of the Government, liable to be transferred back to the Government unless, with their consent, absorbed in the service of the Authority in such manner as may be prescribed.

 

Chapter V

Reports and Directions

14. Annual report.- (1) The [57][Board] shall, within three months of the close of a financial year, submit to the Government an annual performance report.

      (2)  The report shall consist of–

             (a)    the statement of accounts and audit reports of the Authority;

             (b)    a comprehensive statement of the work and activities of the Authority during the preceding financial year and its proposed projects and schemes; and

             (c)    such other matters as may be prescribed or as the Council may specify or as the Authority may consider appropriate.

      (3)  The Government shall, within two months of receiving the report from the Authority, give notice for laying the report in the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, and shall lay the report in the first available session of the Assembly.

 

15. Directions by the Government.- (1) The Government may issue such directions to the Authority as it may consider necessary for carrying out the purposes of [58][this Act], and the Authority shall comply with such directions.

      (2)  The Government may suspend the execution of any act or order of the Authority which, in the opinion of the Government, contravenes the provisions of this Act, the rules, the regulations, the directions of the Government or is otherwise against public interest.

 

Chapter VI

Finance

16. Authority Fund.- (1) There shall be established a non-lapsable fund to be known as the [59][Punjab Ring Road] Authority Fund to be administered and controlled by the Authority.

      (2)  The Fund shall consist of–

             (a)   funds provided by the Government;

             (b)   loans or grants by the Government or the Federal Government;

             (c)   other loans or funds obtained by the Authority;

             (d)  grants and loans negotiated and raised, or otherwise obtained, by the Authority with the approval of the Government;

             (e)   toll, fee, charges, rentals and fines collected by the Authority;

             (f)   income from the lease or sale of property;

             (g)   funds from floating bonds, shares, debentures, certificates, or other securities issued by the Authority; and

             (h)   all other sums received by the Authority.

      (3)  The Authority shall meet all of its expenses from the Fund.

      (4)  It shall be the duty of the Authority to conserve the Fund while performing its functions and exercising its powers under this Act.

 

17. Bank accounts.- The Authority may open and maintain its accounts at such scheduled banks as may be prescribed, and until so prescribed, as may be approved by the Council.

 

18. Budget and accounts.- (1) The Authority shall maintain proper accounts and other records relating to its financial affairs including its income and expenditures and its assets and liabilities in such form and manner as may be prescribed.

      (2)  After the conclusion of a financial year, the Authority, in the manner prescribed, shall cause to be prepared for the financial year statements of account of the Authority which shall include a balance-sheet and an account of income and expenditures.

      (3)  The Council shall approve an annual budget of the Authority for a financial year in the prescribed manner.

      (4)  No expenditure for which provision has not been made in the approved budget shall be incurred without prior approval of the Council [60][or the Board within the limits under this Act].

 

19. Audit.- (1) The Auditor General of Pakistan shall annually audit the accounts of the Authority.

      (2)  The Government, in addition to the audit under sub-section (1), shall cause the accounts of the Authority annually audited by a Chartered Accountant or a firm of Chartered Accountants.

      (3)  The auditor appointed under sub-section (2) shall be provided such access to the books, accounts and other documents as may be considered necessary for the audit of accounts.

      (4)  The auditor shall submit the annual or any special audit report to the Authority, and the Authority, under intimation to the Government, shall take appropriate remedial or other action in the light of the audit report.

 

Chapter VII

Enforcement, Penalties and Procedure

20. Enforcement.– (1) The Authority shall devise and implement enforcement plans regarding the observance of the rules, regulations and directions issued by the Council in relation to construction, development, operation, repairs, management and maintenance of the [61][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof].

      (2)  The Authority shall appoint officers for the implementation of the enforcement plans

      (3)  The officers appointed under sub-section (2) shall exercise such powers, in such manner and to such extent as may be prescribed.

 

21. Power to enter.– (1) Subject to any rules or regulations made in this behalf, an officer, generally or specially authorized by the Authority, may, whenever it is necessary for purposes of this Act and at all reasonable times, enter upon any land or premises, and

       (a)    make any inspection, survey, measurement, valuation or enquiry;

       (b)  take levels;

       (c)  dig or bore into sub-soil;

       (d)  set out boundaries and intended lines of work;

       (e)  mark such levels, boundaries and lines by placing marks and cutting trenches; and

       (f)  do such other acts or things as may be prescribed.

      (2)  A person shall not enter any boundary or any enclosed court or garden attached to a dwelling-house except with the consent of the occupant thereof and for obtaining such consent, at least twenty-four hours’ notice in writing of his intention to do so, has been given to the occupant.

 

22. Powers of seizure.– (1) An authorized officer of the Authority may seize any vehicle, apparatus or other thing which appears to the officer to be used in contravention of this Act, the rules or the regulations.

      (2)  The authorized officer shall prepare a statement describing the vehicle, apparatus or other thing seized and shall deliver a copy of the statement to the person from whom it is seized or, if such person is not present, send such copy to him by mail.

      (3)  A person claiming back anything seized under sub-section (1), may apply to the Authority or the Court and the Authority or the Court may confirm such seizure, wholly or in part, or may order that it be restored to the claimant.

      (4)  If the Court confirms the seizure of the vehicle, apparatus or other thing, it shall be forfeited to the Authority.

 

23. Scheduled offence.– (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or any other law, if a person commits an offence mentioned in the [62][* * *] Schedule, an officer authorized by the Authority may, at the spot, draw a charge against him [63][in the prescribed Form or through prescribed electronic challan or any other means as may be approved by the Board].

      (2)  The authorized officer shall draw the charge on five copies of the prescribed Form and shall–

             (a)  deliver three copies of the Form to the accused and get the acknowledgement;

             (b)  forward the fourth copy of the Form to the bank branch or the office of the Authority from where the accused may make payment of the fine; and

             (c)  retain the fifth copy of the Form in office for record.

      (3)  The accused shall, if he does not want to contest the charge, pay within ten days from the date of delivery of the Form under sub-section (2), the penalty specified for the offence in the [64][* * *] Schedule, as mentioned in the Form, in the branch of the bank or the office of the Authority as indicated in the Form [65][or through electronic transaction as mentioned in the Form or electronic challan or any other means as may be approved by the Board].

      (4)  Where the accused pleads guilty and pays the prescribed fine within the specified time, no further proceedings in respect of the offence shall be taken against him.

      (5)  The bank shall retain one copy of the Form for record, send second copy to the Authority and shall hand over the third copy to the depositor.

      (6)  If the fine is not paid within the specified time, the authorized officer shall file a complaint against the accused before the Court under section 24.

      (7)  If after the trial for a scheduled offence under section 24, the accused is found guilty of the scheduled offence, he shall, in addition to any other penalty under section 24, be punishable with fine which shall not be less than double the amount of fine prescribed for the Scheduled offence.

 

24. Punishment of residuary offences.– A person who contravenes or abets the contravention of any provision of this Act, the rules or the regulations or commits or abets to commit a scheduled offence shall, if no other penalty is provided for such contravention, commission or abetment, shall be punished to imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months or fine which may extend to one hundred thousand rupees or both.

 

25. Damage to property and disobedience to orders.– (1) A person who willfully causes damage, or allows damage to be caused to any property which vests in or managed by the Authority, or which is intended to be acquired by the Authority, or unlawfully converts it to his own or any other person's use, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or fine or both.

      (2)  A person who, without lawful excuse fails or refuses to comply with any direction or order issued by the Authority, shall be guilty of an offence punishable under section 24.

      (3)  A person who attempts to commit or abets the commission of an offence punishable under this Act, shall be deemed to have committed that offence.

      (4)  A person, who negligently does any act in the performance of his duties which causes loss to the property of the Authority, shall be liable to be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or fine or both.

 

26. Cognizance of offences.– A Court shall not take cognizance of an offence under this Act except on a complaint made by or on behalf of the Authority.

 

27. Summary trial.– (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure 1898 (V of 1898) but subject to sub-section (3), the Court shall summarily try an offence punishable under this Act and impose punishment of imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees.

      (2)  The Court shall conduct the summary trial of an offence under [66][this Act] in accordance with the provisions of Chapter XXII of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1898 (V of 1898) relating to the summary trials.

      (3)  If the Court is of opinion that the nature of the offence does not justify summary trial, it may conduct proceedings in accordance with the provisions of Chapter XX of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1898 (V of 1898).

      (4)  An offence punishable under [67][this Act] shall be tried by a Magistrate of the First Class.

 

Chapter VIII

Miscellaneous

28. Appeals.– Any person aggrieved by any order passed by the Authority in pursuance of this Act or the rules or regulations, may appeal to such authority, in such manner and within such period as may be prescribed.

 

29. Authority to be local authority.– The Authority shall be deemed to be a local authority for purposes of borrowing money under the Local Authorities Loans Act, 1914 (IX of 1914).

 

30. Public servants.– The Chairperson, members of the Council and the [68][* * *] Board, employees, experts and consultants of the Authority shall, when acting or purporting to act in pursuance of any of the provisions of this Act, be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860 (XLV of 1860).

 

31. Delegation of powers.– The Authority may, by general or special order, delegate to the Chairperson, a member of the Council or the Board or an employee of the Authority any of its powers, duties or functions under this Act, subject to such conditions as it may think fit to impose.

 

32. Transfer of rights and liabilities.– (1) The Government may, for purposes of this Act, transfer any assets, rights and liabilities in relation to the [69][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof] to the Authority.

      (2)  The Government may assign contracts made in relation to the [70][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof] to the Authority and the Authority shall be deemed to be the successor of the Government for purposes of such contracts.

 

33. Authentication of instruments of the Authority.– All orders, decisions and other instruments of the Authority shall be authenticated by the signature of the Chairperson or any other duly authorized employee of the Authority.

 

34. Recovery of dues.– (1) If a person fails to pay the amount due to the Authority, a designated employee of the Authority shall recover the amount due from the person as an arrear of land revenue in accordance with the provisions of the Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1967 (XVII of 1967).

      (2)  The fine imposed or the fee charged under this Act, the rules or the regulations shall be deposited with the Authority and shall form part of the [71][Punjab Ring Road] Authority Fund.

 

35. Land acquisition.– The acquisition of any land or any interest in land for the Authority, a road or for any project under this Act shall be deemed to be acquisition for a public purpose within the meaning of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (I of 1894), and the provisions of the said Act shall apply accordingly.

 

36. Powers to eject unauthorized occupants.– The Authority may, in the manner prescribed, summarily eject any unauthorized occupant of any part of the [72][ring roads, strategic roads and economic corridors connected thereof] or a proposed site thereof and demolish and remove any structure thereon, and to use such force, including police force, as may be necessary for the purpose and to recover the cost thereof from the unauthorized occupant.

 

37. Indemnity.- No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against the Authority, members, officers, consultants and other employees of the Authority, in respect of anything caused or done or intended to be caused or done in good faith under this Act.

 

38. Power to make rules.- The Government may, by notification, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act.

 

39. Regulations.- Subject to this Act and the rules, the Council may frame regulations for giving effect to the provisions of this Act.

 

40. Power to amend the Schedule.– The Government may, by notification, amend [73][the] Schedule.

 

41. Removal of difficulties.- If any difficulty arises in giving effect to any provision of this Act, the Government may make such order, not inconsistent with [74][this Act], as may be necessary for the removal of the difficulty.

 

42. Over-riding effect.- The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any other law.


[75][* * ** * First Schedule * * *

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[76][SCHEDULE

(PART-A)

[See Sections 2(n),23,24 and 40]

SCHEDULED OFFENCES

Code No.

Offence

Amount of Fine
(in Rs.)

1.

(i)  Unauthorized fixing of khokha (kiosk), or temporary shop or extension thereof on footpaths or on right-of-way.

(i)     Five thousand.

(ii) Repetition of same offence.

(ii)  Double amount of fine with impounding.

2.

(i)  Unauthorized plying of a handcart or donkey-cart for the sale of goods on footpaths or on right-of-way.

(i)     One thousand.

(ii) Repetition of same offence.

(ii)  Double amount of fine.

3.

(i)  Causing or knowingly or negligently allowing the contents of any sink, sewer or cesspool or any other offensive matter to flow, or drain or to be put upon a ring road or a strategic road or economic corridors connected thereof without permission in writing of the Authority.

(i)     Actual Cost of restoration along with five thousand as fine. 

(ii) Repetition of same offence.

(ii)  Actual Cost of restoration along with ten thousand as fine.

4.

(i) Keeping or maintaining any cattle, without permission in writing of the Authority, in any part of a ring road or strategic road or economic corridor connected thereof failure to remove the cattle within the specified time.

(i)     One thousand per day.

(ii) Repetition of same offence.

(ii)  Double amount of fine

5.

(i) Obstructing or tampering with the ring road, drain, electrical system or pavement of a ring road or a strategic road or economic corridor connected thereof.

(i)     Actual Cost of restoration along with five thousand as fine. 

 

(ii) Repetition of same offence.

(ii)  Actual Cost of restoration along with ten thousand as fine.

6.

(i) Obstructing or tampering with any main pipe, meter or any apparatus or appliance for the sewerage system.

(i)     Actual cost of restoration along with five thousand as fine.

(ii) Repetition of same offence.

(ii)  Actual cost of restoration along with ten percent of cost of restoration as fine.

7.

Without the previous sanction of the Authority:

(i)  laying out a drain or altering any drain in  ring road.

(i)     Actual cost of restoration along with ten thousand as fine.

(ii) connecting any house drain with a drain of a ring road or a strategic road or economic corridor connected thereof.

(ii)  Actual cost of Restoration along with ten thousand as fine.

8.

Without permission in writing of the Authority:

(i) Excavation of earth, stone or any other material within such distance of a ring road or a strategic road or economic corridor as may be notified by the authority.

(i)     Actual Cost of Restoration along with five thousand as fine.

 

(ii) Repetition of same offence.

(ii)  Actual cost of restoration along with ten thousand as fine.

9.

(i) Throwing or placing any refuse, litter or garbage on a ring road or a strategic road or economic corridor connected thereof.

(i) Actual cost of removal alongwith five thousand as fine.

(ii) Dumping of garbage.

(ii) Actual cost of removal along with ten thousand as fine.

10.

(i) Failure to provide arrangement for disposal of litter or garbage inside or outside a shop at a ring road or a strategic road or economic corridor connected thereof.

(i)     Five thousand.

(ii) Inadequate arrangement of collecting and disposal of litter or garbage on or inside the right-of-way of Authority.

(ii)  Actual cost of removal along with five thousand as fine.

(iii) Running of business, collecting or dumping hazardous or dangerous material on a ring road or a strategic road or economic corridor connected thereof.

(iii)   Actual cost of removal along with five thousand as fine.

11.

(i) Failure to stop leakages of water pipes, faucets and sanitary fittings resulting in dirty water pools affecting road structure.

(i)    Actual cost of damage  and  repair along with five percent of actual cost of repair as fine.

12.

(i) Exhibiting, without the previous approval in writing of the Authority, any advertisement in shape of flex, cloth banner and paper poster at a ring road or a strategic road or economic corridor connected thereof.

(i)    Five thousand along with actual cost of removal as fine.

(ii) Billboards and LED or VIDEO boards including holding installed along ring road or a strategic road or economic corridors connected thereof without permission of the Authority and likely to be dangerous for ring road or strategic road or economic corridors connected thereof or its commuters.

(ii)   Actual cost for removal of board along with twenty thousand as fine.

(iii) Any advertisement activity Likely to distract or affect the commuters.

(iii)  Two thousand along with actual cost of removal


(PART-B)

Offences related to Overweight or Overload:

1.

Offence: Over Weight or Over Load Vehicle

Public Service Vehicles, Private/Public/ Contract Career/Trailer/ Trolley

Axle Limits

Permissible Gross Weight

Over weight Fine Upto 15 %

Front Axle

2 Axle

3 Axle

4 Axle

5 Axle

6 Axle

Tons

KGs

Tons

KGs

Rs.

Repeat Offence Rs.

(i) 2 axle single

5.5

12

-

-

-

-

17.5

17500

20.1

20125

2000

4000

(ii) 2 axle single

5.5

12

-

-

-

-

17.5

17500

20.1

20125

2000

4000

(iii) 3 axle

5.5

11

11

-

-

-

27.5

27500

31.6

31625

2000

4000

(iv) 3 axle (Single)

5.5

12

12

-

-

-

29.5

29500

33.9

33925

2000

4000

(v) 4 axle( Single Tendum)

5.5

11

11

11

-

-

39.5

39520

45.4

45448

2000

4000

(vi) 4 axle (tendum Single

5.5

11

11

11

-

-

39.5

39520

45.4

45448

2000

4000

(vii) 4 axle (Single)

5.5

12

12

12

-

-

41.5

41500

47.7

47725

2000

4000

(viii) 5 axle (Single-Tridem)

5.5

11

11

11

11

-

48.5

48500

55.8

55775

2000

4000

(ix) 5 axle (Tendem-Tendem)

5.5

11

11

11

11

-

49.5

49500

56.9

56925

2000

4000

(x) 5 axle (Single-Single-Tendem)

5.5

12

12

12

12

-

51.5

51500

59.2

59225

2000

4000

(xi) 5 axle (Tendem-Single-Single)

5.5

12

12

12

12

-

51.5

51500

59.2

59225

2000

4000

(xii)6 axle (Tendem-Tridem)

5.5

11

11

11

11

11

58.5

58500

67.3

67275

2000

4000

(xiii)6 axle (Tendem-Single-Tendem)

5.5

11

11

11

11

11

61.5

61500

70.7

70725

2000

4000

Note-I: repeat offence shall be read as, If committed by the same person within six months from the date of commission of any offence under this section.

Note-II:  a vehicle containing a weight or load more than fifteen percent of the permissible weight or load, shall not be allowed to travel on ring road or a strategic road or economic corridors connected thereof, in case such vehicle is found already travelling on ring road or a strategic road or economic corridors connected thereof, it shall be made off road immediately and operational cost of rupees one thousand of weight station shall be received from the vehicle.

 

(PART-C)

Offences Related to Documents.

Code No

 

Offence

 

Public Service Vehicles, Private or Public/ Contract Career/ Trailor / Trolley

Motor Car/Jeep etc.

Motor Cycle/ Scooter

Pedestrians

Imprisonment

1.

If any loaded vehicle use  ring road or a strategic road or economic corridors connected thereof without Authority weigh station slip or If driver of any loaded vehicle denies or refuses or fails to weigh at weigh station or tries to run away or escape from weigh station.

Rs.

Rs.

Rs.

Rs.

 

5000

-

-

-

-

2.

Driving a motor vehicle without valid or specific licence.

1000

500

200

-

Up to six months

3.

Driving a motor vehicle without Valid Rout Permit or Violation of Rout Permit.

1000

-

-

-

Up to six months

4.

Driving a motor vehicle without a Valid Fitness Certificate.

1000

-

-

-

Up to three months

5.

Driving an unregistered vehicle or driving a motor vehicle without an original Registration Certificate.

.

1000

500

200

-

-

Offences related to Traffic Signals (Electric & Manual) and Traffic Signs/Lane/ Line:

6.

Disobeying officer in uniform or disobeying manual or electronic traffic signal.

1000

500

200

-

up to three months

7.

Violation of Mandatory Signs.

500

300

200

-

-

8.

Failing to take precautions while taking a “U" turn or turn or taking improper turn or reversing without due care and attention.

500

300

200

-

-

9.

During driving, violation of yellow line or lane-line usage (lane straddling) or stop line or stopping of vehicle at pedestrian or zebra crossing or driving of vehicle on footpath or driving a vehicle in third Lane other than overtaking purpose.

500

300

200

-

-

10.

Playing in ‘NO ENTRY’ time or violation of time table or entering a vehicle in prohibited area.

750

300

200

-

-

11.

Driving against one way or driving wrong side of the road or breaking the traffic queue.

1000

500

300

-

-

12.

Failing to confer way to sanction overtaking dangerously or perilously or overtaking where prohibited.

1000

500

300

-

-

Offences related to Smoke and Sound:

13.

A driver smoking in public transport.

750

-

-

-

-

14.

Fixing or using multi-toned horn or shrill horn or blowing pressure horn in silence zone.

750

300

200

-

-

15.

Smoke emitting from vehicle.

750

300

200

-

-

16.

Playing loud music while driving.

500

-

-

-

-

17.

Driving a motor vehicle without silencer or Motor Vehicle with loud or noisy silencer.

500

300

200

-

-

Offences related to Commercial Vehicles:

18.

Using private vehicle for commercial purpose.

750

500

300

-

-

19.

Uncovered loading or unsecured loading or improper loading (high or long or dangerous projection of goods or load on tail board) of a motor vehicle.

1000

-

-

-

-

20.

A public transport carrying passengers or persons in excess of the permissible limit or a motor vehicle carrying passengers or persons dangerously or a motor vehicle carrying passengers or persons on footboard or with open door.

1000

-

-

-

-

21.

A public service vehicle or commercial vehicle driver misbehaving or over charging to passengers.

1500 along with return of overcharged fare to passengers.

-

-

-

-

22.

Stopping a bus without bus stop or bus bay.

750

-

-

-

-

23.

Carrying animals in goods vehicle in contravention of rules.

1000

-

-

-

-

Other Offences

24.

Driving while disqualified

2000

1000

300

-

-

25.

In case of overload or overweight vehicle in excess of 15% to permissible weight the transport vehicle shall not be allowed to travel on a  ring road or a strategic road or economic corridors connected thereof, provided on the direction of the authorized person. The driver shall unload the excess weight; and, loss or risk or expense, incurred or caused during the process, shall be responsibility of the owner or the driver.

2000 per day

(day 1 to day 3)

-

-

-

-

5000 per day

(day 4 to day 7)

-

-

-

-

After seven days, the said vehicle shall be handed over to local police.

-

-

-

Up to six months

26.

Driving in violation of age limit

1000

500

200

-

-

27.

Willful disobedience or obstruction of lawful orders.

2000

1000

500

-

up to six months

28.

Un-authorized interference with vehicles.

500

300

200

-

-

29.

Un-authorized interference with emergency vehicles.

2000

1000

300

-

up to six months

30.

Offences relating to construction of vehicles.

1000

500

200

-

up to six months

31.

Vehicles fitted with dark glasses or tinted glasses or sun films or black papers.

750

500

-

-

-

32.

Driving at night with improper use of head or back or tail lights or driving with colored or extra lights on vehicle or driving at night using high beam where not required.

1000

500

200

-

-

33.

Driving a vehicle without proper or standardized number plate or driving a vehicle with illuminating number plate or driving a vehicle with displaying 'Applied For' on number plate or driving a vehicle with displaying some other distinctive sign on number plate.

500

300

200

-

-

34.

Driving a vehicle which displays un-authorized revolving or an emergency light, strobe light or flash light or fabricates or counterfeits a distinctive sign or mark or siren.

1000

1000

300

-

up to six  months

35.

Using vehicle in unsafe conditions or leaving vehicle in unsafe position.

500

300

200

-

-

36.

Driving a motor vehicle which is causing obstruction in traffic or obstructing traffic.

1000

500

200

-

-

37.

Driving a motor vehicle without wiper or side mirror or driving a motor vehicle with defective tyre or driving a motor vehicle with any fault which may endanger or is likely to endanger human life or property.

1000

500

-

-

-

38.

Parking in “No Parking" area or taxi stand or bridge or pedestrian crossing or foot path or in front of a gate or parking at any place where parking is not allowed.

1000

500

200

-

-

39.

Entry of slow moving or unauthorized vehicle at main carriage way ring road or a strategic road or economic corridors connected thereof.

2000

-

500

-

-

40.

Entry of Vehicle at ring road or a strategic road or economic corridors connected thereof without paying a toll fee.

1000

500

-

-

-

41.

Violations of pedestrian crossing or crossing road other than zebra crossing or pedestrian flyover or crossing a road other than prescribed area.

-

-

-

200

-

42.

Violation of owner of animals to enter the animal at ring road or a strategic road or economic corridors connected thereof erroneously or willingly

-

-

-

500

-

43.

Driving a motor vehicle roughly or rashly or negligently or dangerously or hastily or recklessly.

1000

500

300

-

Upto  3 months

44.

Exceeding the prescribed speed limits unless dictated by the traffic conditions.

1000

500

-

-

Up to three months

45.

Using Mobile phone while driving

1000

500

200

-

-

46.

Driving a motor vehicle without fastening seat belt.

750

500

-

-

-

47.

Riding a motorcycle while standing or lying thereon or on one wheel, which endangers or is likely to endanger human life or property.

-

-

5000

-

Upto six months

48.

Riding a motorcycle without wearing safety helmet.

-

-

500

-

-

49.

Motorcycle pillion riding.

-

-

300

-

-]

 



[1]This Act was passed by the Punjab Assembly on 23 June 2011; assented to by the Governor of the Punjab on 5 July 2011; and, was published in the Punjab Gazette (Extraordinary), dated 6 July 2011, pages 605-15.

[2]Substituted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021), for the following:

“to provide for the establishment of the Lahore Ring Road Authority for planning, designing, development, management, operation and maintenance of the Lahore Ring Road and other strategic roads.”

[3]Substituted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021), for the following:

Preamble.– Whereas it is expedient to establish the Lahore Ring Road Authority for planning, designing, development, management, operation and maintenance of the Lahore Ring Road and other strategic roads in a smooth, efficient and futuristic manner, and to make provisions for ancillary matters;

It is enacted as follows:-

[4]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[5]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[6]Substituted for the words “the Act” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[7]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[8]Inserted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[9]Substituted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021), for the following:

“(g)  Punjab Ring Road means a road specified in Part-I of the First Schedule;”.

[10]Substituted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021), for the following:

         “(h)  “prescribed” means prescribed by the rules;”.

[11]Substituted for the words “the Act” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[12]Substituted for the words “the Act” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[13]Substituted for the letter “a” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[14]Substituted for the words “the Act” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[15]Omitted the word “Second” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[16]Substituted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021), for the following:

         “(o)  “strategic road” means a road specified in Part-II of the First Schedule.”.

[17]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[18]Inserted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[19]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road and the strategic roads” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[20]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road and the strategic roads” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[21]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road and the strategic roads” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[22]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road and the strategic roads” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[23]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[24]Substituted for the words “the Act” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[25]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[26]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[27]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[28]Substituted for the words “the Act” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[29]Omitted the word “and” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[30]Substituted the word full stop by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[31]Inserted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[32]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road and the strategic roads” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[33]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[34]Omitted the words “in the field of road infrastructure” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[35]Substituted for the word “Government” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[36]Substituted for the word “Government” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[37]Substituted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021), for the following:

(3)  The Chairperson may approve a project of emergent nature, maintenance, rehabilitation and construction affecting traffic movement and safety of structures of not more than one hundred million rupees or may recommend for approval a proposal, scheme or project exceeding one hundred million rupees to the Board.

[38]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[39]Inserted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[40]Omitted the word “and” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[41]Substituted for full stop by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[42]Inserted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[43]Substituted for the word “Government” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[44]Inserted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[45]Substituted for the full-stop by the Punjab Fair Representation of Women Act 2014 (IV of 2014).

[46]Inserted by the Punjab Fair Representation of Women Act 2014 (IV of 2014).

[47]Substituted for the word “Government” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[48]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[49]Substituted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021), for the following:

(b)    consider and recommend to the Government for approval, a scheme or project of more than two hundred million rupees;

[50]Substituted for the word “Government” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[51]Omitted the following by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021):

“(8)  The Board may, with the approval of the Council, co-opt any other member.”

[52]Inserted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[53]Substituted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021), for the following:

“(f)    Director General, Lahore Development Authority;                              Member

(g)     District Coordination Officer Lahore                                           Member

(h)     Chief Engineer (North), Punjab Highways,

          Communications & Works Department;                                      Member

(i)      Director (Finance) of the Authority;                                            Member

(j)      Director (Planning) of the Authority; and                                     Member

(k)     An expert of highways and transport engineering.                               Member”

[54]Inserted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[55]Omitted the word “Executive” by the by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[56]Omitted the word “Executive” by the by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[57]Substituted for the word “Authority” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[58]Substituted for the words “the Act” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[59]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[60]Inserted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[61]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road and the strategic roads” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[62]Omitted the word “Second” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[63]Inserted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[64]Omitted the word “Second” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[65]Inserted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[66]Substituted for the words “the Act” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[67]Substituted for the words “the Act” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[68]Omitted the word “Executive” by the by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[69]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[70]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[71]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[72]Substituted for the words “Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[73]Substituted for the letter “a” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[74]Substituted for the words “the Act” by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021).

[75]Omitted the following by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021):

[First Schedule]

[See Section 2(g) & (o) and Section 40]

Part-I

Lahore Ring Road

Route

Approximate Length (kms)

Northern Loop

From Gulshan-e-Ravi to Sui Northern Gas Society

40 kms

Southern Loop

From Sui Northern Gas Society to Babu Sabu Interchange

50 kms

Part-II

Strategic Roads

Route

Approximate Length (kms)

Operation & Maintenance of Multan Road

From Thokhar Niaz Baig to Chauburji Chowk

17 kms

Operation & Maintenance of Lahore Ferozpur Road

From Chungi Amarsadhu to Ganda Sing Wala

53 kms

Operation & Maintenance of KKD Road

From Kasur to Depalpur via Khudian

90 kms

 

[76]Substituted by the Lahore Ring Road Authority (Amendment) Act 2021 (XXXII of 2021); for the following:

“Second Schedule

[See Sections 2(n), 23, 24 and 40]

Scheduled Offences

Code No.

Offence

Amount of Fine

(in Rs.)

1.

Unauthorized fixing of khokha (kiosk), or temporary shop or extension thereof on footpaths or on right-of-way of the Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road.

Five thousand

2.

Unauthorized plying of a handcart or donkey-cart for the sale of goods on footpaths or on right-of-way of the Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road.

Five hundred

3.

Causing or knowingly or negligently allowing the contents of any sink, sewer or cesspool or any other offensive matter to flow, or drain or to be put upon the Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road, without permission in writing of the Authority.

(i)        Five thousand in case of commercial concerns; and

(ii)      One thousand for others.

4.

Keeping or maintaining any cattle, without permission in writing of the Authority, in any part of the Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road or failure to remove the cattle from the Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road within the specified time.

One thousand

5.

Obstructing or tampering with the Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road, drain, electrical system or pavement of Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road.

Two thousand

6.

Obstructing or tampering with any main pipe, meter or any apparatus or appliance for the sewerage system of the Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road.

Two thousand

7.

Without the previous sanction of the Authority–

(a)       laying out a drain or altering any drain in Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road; or

(b)       connecting any house drain with a drain of the Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road.

Two thousand

8.

Excavation, without the permission in writing of the Authority, of earth, stone or any other material within such distance of the Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road, as may be notified by the Authority.

Two thousand

9.

Throwing or placing any refuse, litter or garbage on the Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road.

One thousand

10.

Failure to provide for disposal of litter or garbage inside or outside a shop at the Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road.

One thousand

11.

Failure to stop leakages of water pipes, faucets and sanitary fittings resulting in dirty water pools affecting road structure of the Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road.

Two thousand

12.

Exhibiting, without the previous approval in writing of the Authority, any advertisement in shape of flex, cloth banner and paper poster at the Lahore Ring Road or a strategic road.

Two thousand”