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NO. 30]Friday, September 1 [1995

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 7th August 1995 and assented to by the President on 29th August 1995:—
Land Transport Authority Of Singapore Act 1995

(No. 28 of 1995)

I assent.

29th August 1995.
Date of Commencement: 1st September 1995
An Act to establish and incorporate the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, to provide for its functions and powers, and for matters connected therewith; and to make consequential amendments to certain other Acts.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Land Transport Authority of Singapore Act 1995 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“appointed day” means the date of commencement of this Act;
“Authority” means the Land Transport Authority of Singapore established under section 3;
“Chairman” means the Chairman of the Authority and includes any acting Chairman of the Authority;
“Chief Executive” means the Chief Executive of the Authority appointed under section 9 and includes any person acting in that capacity;
“claim” means a claim for compensation under section 20;
“claimant” means a person who has made a claim for compensation;
“Compensation Board” means the Compensation Board established under section 26;
“construction”, with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, in relation to a railway or road, includes —
(a)the reconstruction or realignment of the railway or road;
(b)permanently improving the railway or road or otherwise bringing it to a higher standard,
and any associated investigative and engineering studies, but does not include the planning, maintenance and management of the railway or road;
“Deputy Chairman” means the Deputy Chairman of the Authority;
“Land Transport Revenue Account” or “Account” means the Land Transport Revenue Account established under section 12;
“land transport system” means the infrastructure facilitating transport on land by the railway or road;
“maintenance”, with its grammatical variations and cognate expressions, in relation to a railway or road, includes the execution of all works of any description which are necessary to keep the railway or road in the state of utility in which it was on the completion of its construction;
“member” means a member of the Authority;
“President” means the President of the Compensation Board appointed under section 26;
“railway” has the same meaning as in the Rapid Transit Systems Act 1995;
“road” includes —
(a)any street, bridge, underpass, tunnel square, footway or passage, whether a thoroughfare or not, over which the public has a right of way;
(b)any street, footway or passage, open court or open alley, used or intended to be used as a means of access to two or more holdings, whether the public has a right of way thereover or not; and
(c)all channels, sewers, drains, tunnels, ditches and reserves at the side of any road.