Air Navigation and Transport Act, 1950

Bye-laws in relation to State aerodromes.

16.—(1) The Minister may make, in relation to any State aerodrome, bye-laws for any one or more of the following purposes—

(a) the exclusion therefrom of persons,

(b) the exclusion therefrom of vehicles,

(c) the admission thereto of persons,

(d) the admission thereto of vehicles,

(e) the formation of queues of persons and vehicles within, or seeking admission to, the aerodrome,

(f) the prohibition of trespassing on the aerodrome by persons or animals,

(g) the securing of the safety of the aerodrome and of aircraft using it against damage and, in particular, damage by fire,

(h) the restriction of smoking in the aerodrome,

(i) the preservation of order and good conduct in the aerodrome,

(j) the prevention of nuisances in the aerodrome,

(k) the safe custody and re-delivery or disposal of any property found in the aerodrome or in any aircraft or vehicle therein, the fixing of the charges to be made in respect of such safe custody or re-delivery, and the application, if any such property is disposed of by being sold, of the moneys arising from the sale,

(l) generally for the proper management, operation and supervision of the aerodrome.

(2) The Minister may, in relation to any State aerodrome, make bye-laws for all or any of the following purposes—

(a) the specification of the routes to be followed by vehicles,

(b) the prohibition or restriction of the use of specified roadways by vehicles generally or during particular hours or at particular times or in particular circumstances,

(c) the prohibition of the driving of vehicles on a specified roadway otherwise than in a specified direction,

(d) the regulation of traffic generally.

(3) The Minister may make, in relation to any State aerodrome, bye-laws for all or any of the following purposes—

(a) fixing the places (in this section referred to as parking places) in which vehicles, whether unattended or not, may remain stationary either indefinitely or for any period not exceeding a specified period,

(b) appointing the conditions to be observed in regard to vehicles remaining stationary in parking places,

(c) fixing the period during which, the purposes for which and the conditions under which vehicles may remain stationary in places, other than parking places,

(d) prohibiting the keeping or leaving any vehicles stationary in any place (including parking places) for a period exceeding the period authorised in that behalf by the bye-laws or for a purpose other than a purpose so authorised in that behalf or otherwise than for a purpose (if any) or in accordance with the conditions (if any) prescribed in that behalf by the bye-laws.

(4) The Minister may make bye-laws prohibiting the driving of vehicles within a State aerodrome at a speed exceeding a specified speed.

(5) In making, under this section, any bye-laws in relation to a State aerodrome, the Minister may—

(a) define, in such manner as he thinks proper, what shall constitute, for the purposes of any provision of the bye-laws, a class of persons or vehicles,

(b) make different provisions in relation to different parts of the aerodrome,

(c) make different provisions in relation to different classes of persons to whom the bye-laws apply,

(d) make different provisions in relation to different classes of vehicles to which the bye-laws apply,

(e) exempt from the operation of the bye-laws any particular class of persons or vehicles.

(6) If any person contravenes any bye-law made under this section, that person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds.

(7) Where any matter in respect of which bye-laws are made under this section is the subject of any enactment (other than this Act) or any instrument made thereunder, then, the operation of that enactment or instrument, in so far as it relates to that matter, shall be suspended during the continuance in force of those bye-laws.