287 The New Delhi Municipal Council Act

Special measures in case of outbreak of dangerous or epidemic diseases

(1) In the event of New Delhi or any part thereof being visited or threatened by an outbreak of any dangerous disease among the inhabitants thereof or any epidemic disease among any animals therein, the Chairperson, if he thinks that the other provisions of this Act and the provisions of any other law for the time being in force are insufficient for the purpose, may, with the previous sanction of the Council--

(a) take such special measures; and

(b) by public notice, give such directions to be observed by the public or by any class or section of the public,

as he thinks necessary to prevent the outbreak or spread of the disease:

Provided that where in the opinion of the Chairperson immediate measures are necessary, he may take action, without such sanction as aforesaid and if he does so, shall forthwith report such action to the Council.

(2) No person shall commit a breach of any direction given under sub-section (1) and if he does so he shall be deemed to have committed an offence under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

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