Bye Laws

Traffic in The Allahabad Cantonment

Cantonments - Regulations
New Delhi, the 26th May 1945.

No .28 /3/G/C&L/45. The following for the regulation or Prohibition of traffic in the Allahabad cantonment framed by the cantonment board Allahabad in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (4) of section 282 and section 283 of the cantonment act, 1924 (II of 1924) and in super section of the bye-laws published with the notification of the government of the united provinces in the municipal department, No.866/XI-36C, dated the 30th march 1925, are published for general information, the same having been previously published, approved and confirmed by the central government as required by sub-section (1) of section 284 of the said act ,namely :-


Bye -laws for the regulation or prohibition of
Traffic in the Allahabad cantonment

  1. No person under eighteen years of age shall drive a motor vehicle, and no person under fifteen years of age shall drive a vehicle of any description whether drawn by an animal or propelled by mechanical powers. 

  2. Every person driving leading or propelling a vehicle and every person in charge of an animal, passing along any street shall, except in a case of actual necessity: -

    1. Keep to the left when passing a vehicle or animal approaching from the opposite direction; and

    2. Keep to the right when passing a vehicle or animal proceeding in the same direction as himself.

  3. No animal or vehicle shall be ridden or driven, in any street in a rash and negligent manner.

  4. No person shall drive or propel any vehicle along any street under the control of the cantonment board upon which a notice prohibiting vehicle traffic is displayed.

  5. No animal or vehicle shall be left on a street without being under proper control.

  6. No animal shall be trained, broken in, or led for exercise on any street at a time or place prohibited by public notice issued by the cantonment board.

  7. No person shall: -

    1. Cause any vehicle with or without an animal harnessed thereto to remain or stand so as to cause obstruction in any street longer then may be necessary for loading or unloading or for taking up or setting down passengers, or 

    2. Leave or fasten any vehicle or animal so as to cause obstruction in any street; or 

    3. Expose any article, whether a stall or booth or in any other manner, so as to cause obstruction in any street ;or 

    4. In any other manner willfully obstruct or cause obstruction to the free passage of any street.

  8. (1) Any of the following classes of traffic may be prohibited either absolutely or during such hours as may be notified by the cantonment board in this behalf on any road within cantonment limit. 

    1. Motor lorries; 

    2. Country carts; 

    3. Ekkas 

    4. Horse for exercise; 

    5. Leden animals and 

    6. Hand carts except where actual crossing or proceeding to a bunglow, house or shop which can be reached by any other road.

    (2) The cantonment board may prescribe particular routes to be taken by any class of traffic.

  9.  (1) No bicycle shall be ridden within cantonment limits unless it is provided with a bell proper breakes and reflector on the rear mudguard.
    (2) No person riding a bicycle on any street or public place shall carry any other person in any manner what so ever on the same bicycle and no person shall ride or cause or suffer himself to be carried on a bicycle on any street or public place except on the ordinary saddle or such machine.

  10. No person in charge of a vehicle shall take his vehicle or any part there of 
    on to a part of a street that may be reserved for pedestains, and no person leading an animal shall take such animal on to any foot ath reserved for pedestrians. 

  11. No person driving a vehicle in a street shall unless there be reasonable cause for so doing, stop his vehicle at any place except close to the edge of that part of such street as is intended for wheeled traffic.

  12. No person shall take a vehicle loaded with bricks, kankar , earth , stones , metal or other loose materials along any street ,unless the vehicle is protected by boards on its sides , front and back , such boards being at least six inches higher than the surface level of the material in the vehicle.

  13. When loading or un loading a vehicle in a street the person inchargo shall cause the vehicle to stand parallel to the footpath and close to the edge of the carriage way, or, if there is no footpath, parallel and close to the edge of that part of the street which is reserved for wheeled traffic.

  14. Every rider or driver of a motor vehicle, traction engine or steem roller shall, when approaching a horse or other animal (whether shall, driven, ridden, or at large) which appears to be restive or frightened thereby, proceed with special caution and shall at once, if required to so by the person, if any, in charge of such horse or animal, slow down or stop the vehicle or engine altogether.

  15. The maximum speed limits for motor vehicles within cantonment limits shall be as follows: -
    1-for motor care, motor ambulance and motor bicycles -25 miles per hour 
    2-for motor lorries- 20miles per hour.
    3-No horsed vehicle is to proceed at a speed faster than a trot; a riding animal may proceed at a slow canter.

  16. Any person committing a breach of any of these bye-laws shall, on conviction by magistrate, be punishable with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees and, in the case of a continuing contravention, with an additional fine which may extend to twenty rupees for every day during which such contravention continues after conviction for the first such contravention.

    (LPD.L 92 DD, 15.6.45-6) F.R.E.Grant,colonel .