Haryana Municipal (Construction, Maintenance and Running of Piaos) Bye-laws, 1976
Published vide Haryana Government Notification No. GSR 236/.../76, dated 5.11.76
(a) 'Piao' means a place where drinking water may be supplied to the public free of charge. It includes a Sabil and a drinking trough.
(b) The words and expressions used herein but not defined in these bye-laws shall have the meaning assigned to them in the Haryana Municipal Act, 1973.3. Any person wishing to erect a building for the purpose of being used as a Piao shall make a written application to the committee for its consideration. 4. The application shall be accompanied by an acceptance in writing of the following conditions by the donor, -
(a) That he shall construct the building at his own cost or that he shall bear the cost of the building if it is constructed by the committee on his behalf, in which case he shall deposit in the municipal Fund the estimated cost of construction of the building within ten days from the date of sanction.
(b) That the ownership and possession of the building for a Piao if constructed on municipal land shall vest in the committee.
(c) That in case, the municipal land on which building for the Piao has been constructed, is required by the committee for any other purpose, it shall have the right to close the Piao and demolish the building. The donor, in such case, shall have no right to claim any compensation from the committee. He may, however, erect another building for the Piao at his own cost on any other suitable piece of land if provided by the committee and this building so constructed shall also vest in the committee.
(d) That the building for Piao, -
(i) shall be constructed in accordance with the design and specifications approved by the committee;
(ii) shall not be used for residential or any other purpose;
(iii) shall be kept neat and clean and in good state of repairs;
(iv) shall be open to inspection by the officers of the committee authorised in this behalf and he shall carry out the instructions of such Officers;
(e) That the annual or other repairs to the building for the Piao shall be carried out by the committee at the donor's expense.
(f) That the person employed to serve water on the Piao shall be free from any infectious or skin disease and that a certificate to that effect is obtained from a Government Medical Officer before he is employed on this job.
(g) That in case the donor neglects or omits to run the piao, the committee shall have the right to enter upon and take possession of the premises of such a piao and if considered necessary, it shall make such suitable arrangements for running the same at its own cost. The donor shall not be entitled to any compensation in such cases.5. The committee shall, if desired by the donor or his successor in interest, allow him to put upon tablet or signboard of a design and size approved by the committee on the premises of the Piao to commemorate the donation or his gift to the public. 6. The committee may, at the request of the applicant, arrange to run the Piao on behalf of the applicant; provided the applicant pays in advance the charges for its running as determined by the committee. 7. At the request of the donor, to whom permission to run the Piao has been granted, the committee shall make all the necessary arrangements to lay the water connection and supply water to the Piao free of charge. 8. If the donor intends to install a hand pump or a cooler in the Piao, he shall have to obtain a permission of the committee before doing so. 9. Any person who commits a breach or abets the breach of these bye-laws shall on conviction by the magistrate be punishable with a fine which shall not be less than twenty-five rupees and more than two hundred rupees, and when the breach is continuing breach, with a further fine of ten rupees for every day after the first during which the breach continues. 10. All bye-laws relating to Piaos in force in the municipalities immediately before the commencement of these bye-laws shall stand repealed : Provided that any order made or action taken under the bye-law so repealed shall be deemed to have been made or taken under the corresponding provisions of these bye-laws.