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Railways (Amendment) Act 2008 Section 2

Year : 2008

Section Title : Amendment of Section 2


In section 2 of the Railways Act, 1989(24 of 1989) (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act),--

(a) after clause (7), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:--

(7A) "competent authority" means any person authorised by the Central Government, by notification, to perform the functions of the competent authority for such area as may be specified in the notification;';

(b) after clause (29), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:--

'(29A) "person interested" includes,--

(i) all persons claiming an interest in compensation to be made on account of the acquisition of land under this Act;

((ii) tribals and other traditional forest dwellers, who have lost any traditional rights recognised under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006(2 of 2007);

(iii) a person interested in an easement affecting the land; and

(iv) persons having tenancy rights under the relevant State laws;';

(c) after clause (37), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:--

'(37'A) "special railway project" means a project, notified as such by the Central Government from time to time, for providing national infrastructure for a public purpose in a specified time-frame, covering one or more States or the Union territories;'.


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