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THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS AUTHORITY ACT, 1971

Title : THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS AUTHORITY ACT, 1971

Year : 1971

ACT NO. 43 OF 1971.

[8th December, 1971.]


An Act to provide for the constitution of an authority for the management of certain aerodromes whereat international air transport services are operated or are intended to be operated and for matters connected therewith.


CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY




(1) This Act may be called the International Airports Authority Act, 1971.

(2) It shall come into force on such date 1* as the Central
Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

(3) It applies, in the first instance, to the aerodromes of
Bombay (Santa Cruz), Calcutta (Dum Dum), Delhi (Palam) and Madras (Meenambakkam) and the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, apply the provisions of this Act to any other areodrome whereat international air transport services are operated or are intended to be operated and with effect from such date as may be specified in the notification.

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1 1-2-1972: vide Notification No. S. O. 87(E), dated 1-2- 1972.Published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Pt. II Sec. 3(ii), p. 225.60

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In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "Airport" means an areodrome as defined in clause (2) of section 2 of the Aircraft Act, 1934 (22 of 1934) and to which this Act applies or is made applicable;

(b) "Airstrip" means an area used or intended to be used for the landing and take-off of aircrafts with short take-off and landing characteristics and includes all buildings and structures thereon or appertaining thereto;

(c) "Authority" means the International Airports Authority of India constituted under section 3;

(d) "Chairman" means the Chairman of the Authority;

(e) "Heliport" means an area, either at ground level or elevated on a structure, used or intended to be used for the landing and take-off of helicopters and includes an area for parking helicopters and all buildings and structures thereon or appertaining thereto;

(f) "Member" means a member of the Authority and includes the Chairman but for the purposes of sections 4, 5, 6.and 7 does not include the ex officio member referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (3) of section 3;

(g) "Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act; and

(h) "Regulations" means regulations made under this Act.

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