Transport Act, 1944

Chapter VII.

Miscellaneous Provisions Applicable to the Company.

Provision of additional transport facilities by the Company.

48.—(1) The Minister may, whenever and as often as he thinks fit, by order, made on his own initiative or on the application of any persons representative of trade or a locality, require the Company to establish and maintain such services for the conveyance of traffic by rail, road or water as he thinks fit and to make such increase, variation or alteration of existing services as he thinks fit and may attach conditions as to frequency and routes of services, facilities to be provided and other matters.

(2) The Minister may at any time by order revoke or amend any· order made under this section.

(3) The Minister before making any order under this section may refer the proposed order to the Advisory Committee for their advice thereon.

(4) If the Company fails to comply with any order made under this section, the Company shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds and, in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds for every day on which the offence is continued.

(5) The obligations imposed on the Company by any order under this section shall be in addition to any statutory obligation imposed on the Company as regards the provision of facilities for the receiving, forwarding and delivering of traffic.