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Road Act (Act 25 of 1902)

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This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 30 Jun 2012.

Seychelles

Road Act

Act 25 of 1902

  • Commenced on 4 October 1902

  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2012.]


[Act 25 of 1902; Act 3 of 1930; Act 23 of 1948; Act 5 of 1950; Act 3 of 1962; Act 23 of 1967; Act 14 of 1970; Act 7 of 1971; Act 9 of 1975; S.I. 95 of 1975; S.I. 72 of 1976; Act 23 of 1976; Act 10 of 1977; S.I. 38 of 1992; S.I. 32 of 2000; S.I. 33 of 2004]**Note: This Act consolidates with necessary modifications the following Acts—The Road Act, (Cap 223 1952 ED), Disused Roads Act (Cap 223) 1972 ED), Highway Authorities (Exemption from liability for Non Feasances) Act (Cap 224 1972 ED) and Road Improvement Act (Cap 225A 1972 ED)


1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Road Act.

Part I – Public roads and highways

2. Definition of roads

Public roads shall be the roads, streets, and paths mentioned in the First Schedule, and such others as may be constructed or repaired under this Act and from time to time proclaimed by the Minister.

3. Public roads and bridges

(1)All public roads and bridges shall be constructed and kept in repair by the Ministry responsible for land transport.
(2)The Ministry responsible for land transport shall have control and superintendence over all public roads and bridges.
(3)It shall be lawful for the Minister to direct that any new road shall be opened or that any existing public road shall be widened, enlarged, altered or improved.
(4)When any land is required for the purposes of subsection (3), the land may be acquired under the Lands Acquisition Act.

4. Restriction on powers relating to works on roads

(1)No persons shall carry out any works (including aerial works) on or over or under any public road except with the written permission of an officer of the Ministry responsible for land transport designated for the purpose by the Minister or otherwise than in accordance with the terms and conditions thereof.
(2)Where power to carry out works of any description on or over or under any public road is conferred by any law upon any authority, the exercise of that power shall, unless express provision to the contrary is contained in the law by which the power is conferred, be subject to this section.
(3)Any permission granted under this section may include—
(a)a condition that the works in respect of which permission is granted shall be carried out subject to and in accordance with any direction given by the Officer referred to in subsection (1) from time to time during the course of the works;
(b)a condition that the works in respect of which permission is granted shall be carried out before or at the same time as or in addition to other works specified in that permission.
(c)a condition that the person to whom permission is granted shall undertake and carry out such other works in such manner as may be specified in such permission;
(d)a condition that any dispute arising out of or connected with the performance by any person of any condition contained in any permission granted under this section shall, unless it is settled by agreement, be referred to the Minister for determination;
(e)such other conditions as the Officer referred to in subsection (1) may deem necessary in any particular case.

5. Exemption from liability for non-feasance

(1)Notwithstanding the provisions of any law for the time being in force a highway authority shall not be liable for any for injury suffered through non-feasance in the discharge of its duties.
(2)In this section—"highway" includes any way, road, street, lane, track, foot-path, bridge, square, or open space over which the public have a right of way;"highway authority" includes the Government of Seychelles and any of its Ministries, departments and officers or any other authority or person having the charge, control and administration of or duty to maintain or repair a highway.

Part II – Disused roads

6. Disused roads may become private property

(1)It shall be lawful for the Minister to authorise under such conditions and for such payment as he may think fit, any owner of land in Seychelles whose property is traversed by a public road, to take possession of such road provided it is no longer required for use as a thoroughfare by the general public.
(2)Such authorisation shall specify the area and boundaries of the portion of the road which may be taken possession of.
(3)Any portion of the road so taken possession of shall become the property of the owner or owners of the land bordering the road, anything in article 538 of the Civil Code to the contrary notwithstanding.

7. Inquiry to be held

Before the Minister grants any authorisation under section 6 the Minister shall refer the matter to a committee of inquiry (hereinafter referred to as the committee) consisting of not less than three persons appointed by the Minister, and the committee shall inquire into the matter as hereinafter provided.

8. Notice of inquiry to be given

The committee shall give at least fourteen days notice of the proposed inquiry, which notice shall be published in the Gazette and in a local newspaper.

9. Objections may be lodged

The notice shall give full particulars of the portion of road it is proposed to hand over to private ownership and shall name a date before which objections must be lodged. Objections must be in writing and give the reasons for the objection.

10. Manner of inquiry

The committee shall consider any written objection which may have been duly lodged and shall hear any objector who wishes to be heard, and shall also hear any other evidence which the committee considers to be relevant to the matter under inquiry.

11. Report of inquiry

On the conclusion of the inquiry the committee shall report to the Minister whether—

(a)the road is still required for use as a thoroughfare by the general public; and
(b)if it is not so required, whether any individual proprietors should be granted a right of way or other servitude over the road.

12. Proprietor who is shut in to be granted access to public road

An owner granted an authorisation under section 6 shall provide any adjacent proprietor who may be deprived of access by the closing of the road with free and reasonable access to the nearest public road. The provisions of article 682 of the Civil Code as to compensation and indemnity shall not apply to such a case.

13. Proclamation to be issued

If the Minister decides to grant the authorisation he shall announce the fact by order published in the Gazette setting out the conditions subject to which the authorisation is granted.

14. Registration to be free

The authorisation with all conditions to which it is subject shall be registered in the Registry of Deeds free of all charge.

15. Penalties

Any proprietor who shall fail to comply with the conditions set out in the order under section 13 shall be liable in damages to any person who has suffered damage from such default and shall further be liable to a fine not exceeding Rs.1,000 to be paid to the Government at the suit of the Attorney General and the Minister may order that the road alienated under the provisions of this Act shall be restored to the domaine public in accordance with article 538 of the Civil Code.

16. Regulations for Part II

It shall be lawful for the Minister to make regulations to govern the procedure under this Part, to confer powers on the committee, and for the better carrying out of this Part.

Part III – Road improvement

17. Interpretation in this Part

In this Part unless the context otherwise requires—"building" includes any erection of whatever material and in whatever manner constructed or any part of a building, and where the context so permits, includes the land on, in or under which the building is situated;"building line" means a frontage line for building beyond which no building or structure may project;"building operations" include any excavations below ground level and any road works preliminary or incidental to the erection of buildings;"centre line" in relation to any road means the line which lies down the centre of the carriageway of such road unless the Minister otherwise provides by order published in the Gazette;"improvement line" means a line which may be prescribed under section 19 in relation to either or both sides of a road indicating the width to which the road is to be widened;"land" includes land covered with water and buildings and other things attached to land and also any right or beneficial interest in or over land;"owner" includes a lessee, a usufructuary or any other person having a beneficial interest in the land;"road" means any highway, and any other road to which the public have access and any public place to which vehicles have access and includes any bridge, ford, culvert, or other work in the line of such road;"structure" includes—(a)any pole, mast, power line, petrol pump, machinery, wall, plantation or hedge and any other object which could in like manner cause an obstruction;(b)any bridge, culvert or any construction of a similar nature; and(c)any external alteration or addition to a structure."undertaker" means the authority, body or person by whom a statutory power to execute undertakers' works is exercisable in the capacity in which that power is vested in them;"undertakers' work" means works (including works executed or to be executed on behalf of the Republic) for any purposes, being works of any of the following kinds, that is to say—(a)placing, inspecting, maintaining, adjusting, repairing, altering, renewing, changing the position of or removing any apparatus;(b)breaking up or opening a road for the purposes of works mentioned in paragraph (a) of this definition, and tunnelling or boring under a road for such purposes, breaking up or opening a sewer, drain or tunnel for such purposes, and other works requisite for or incidental to those purposes and shall include laying any pipe-line, wire or cable on or over any such road;"works" includes any pipe, tube, tunnel, permanent excavation, quarry, irrigation works, borehole or well, and any addition or alteration to such works.

18. Classification of roads

(1)The Minister may from time to time by order published in the Gazette classify any roads or proposed roads.
(2)Any such order may fix either a maximum or a minimum width in respect of each class of roads.

19. Improvement lines

(1)If the Minister is satisfied that it is necessary or expedient that any classified road should be widened or that any new road, whether classified or not, should be provided, he may prescribe an improvement line in reltion to either or both sides of such road.
(2)Such improvement line may include proposals for widening or improving junctions with other roads and access points, whether in public ownership or not and whether classified under this Part or not.

20. Building lines

If the Minister is satisfied that it is necessary or expedient so to do in order to secure the orderly erection of buildings or structures, he may prescribe a building line in relation to either side or both sides of any classified road.

21. Withdrawal or modification of improvement or building line

The Minister may at any time withdraw or modify an improvement line or a building line prescribed under this Part or any part of such line.

22. Procedure for prescribing and modifying lines

The second schedule to this Act shall apply to the prescribing prescription of an improvement line or of a building line under this Part and to the withdrawal or modification of such line or of any part thereof.

23. Line included in a development plan

An improvement line or a building line shall be deemed to have been prescribed under this Part if such line is included n a development plan in force under the Town and Country Planning Act.

24. Prohibition of building

(1)Where any improvement line or a building line prescribed under this Part is in force, then subject to the following subsections, no building or structure shall be erected or building operations commenced nearer to the centre line of the road from the improvement line or the building line, as the case may be, except with the consent of the Minister who may give such consent for such period and subject to such conditions as he may deem expedient.
(2)The prohibition imposed by subsection (1) shall not apply to undertakers' works.
(3)The provisions of subsection (1) relating to consent shall be subject to the provisions of Part IV of the Town and Country Planning Act.

25. Restoration of land to its former state

Where a building or structure has been erected or building operations commenced on any land in contravention to the provisions of section 24 the Minister may order the owner or occupier of such land to restore the land to its former state, including the removal or alteration of any building or structure. An order may be made under this section whether or not the owner or occupier has been prosecuted for or convicted of an offence under section 29.

26. Compensation and acquisition of land

(1)No person shall be entitled to recover compensation in consequence of the prescription of an improvement line or of a building line.
(2)Where the owner of land on which a building line is prescribed proves to the Minister that the land has become incapable of use for building purposes by reason of the prescription of that line, the Republic shall purchase the land at a reasonable price agreed between the owner and the Republic.

27. Power to authorise survey

(1)If the Minister is satisfied that it is necessary or expedient so to do, he may authorise any officer or person to enter upon and survey, and take levels on, any land over which an improvement line or a building line is intended to be or has been prescribed or any land in the vicinity thereof. Such authority shall include all other acts incidental to or necessary for any of the aforesaid purposes.
(2)The authorised officer or person shall not enter into any building or into or upon any enclosed yard, court, garden attached to a dwelling house except at all reasonable hours and with the consent of the occupier without having previously given such occupier at least forty-eight hours' notice in writing of his intention to do so.
(3)The Minister shall, as soon as possible, notify the owner or occupier of the land of any authorisation he has given under subsection (1).
(4)Compensation shall be paid in respect of the land so entered upon for any actual damage or injury resulting from the exercise of the powers conferred by this section.

28. Minister's decision final

Any decision of the Minister made for the purposes of this Part shall be final and conclusive:Provided that if the Minister delegates any of his powers under this Part a person aggrieved by the decision of such delegate may appeal to the Minister whose decision on the appeal shall be final and conclusive.

29. Offences and penalties

Any person who contravenes the provisions of section 23 shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of Rs.2,000 and to imprisonment for one year, and in the case of a continuing offence to a further penalty of Rs.500 for each day during which the offence continues.

30. Regulations for Part III

The Minister may make regulations for carrying out the objects and provisions of this Part and, in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such regulations may—

(a)prescribe fees;
(b)alter, amend or vary the second schedule;
(c)create offences and provide that the contravention of or failure to comply with any such regulations shall be an offence and prescribe for such offences maximum penalties not exceeding Rs.2,000 and one year imprisonment.


First Schedule

List of public roads

[S.I. 38 of 1992]

Victoria - Mahé

Streets and footpaths

1.Albert Street
2.Revolution Avenue
3.Francis Rachel Street
4.Benezet Street
5.Church Street
6.Eau Claire Lane
7.Hangard Street
8.Harrison Street
9.Labourdonnais Street
10.Lodge Street
11.Malakoff Street
12.Market Street
13.Philomel Street
14.Quincy Street
15.Rock Lane
16.St. Joseph Street
17.Palm Street
18.Castor Road
19.Manglier Street
20.Huteau Lane
21.Freres Maristes Road
22.Olivier Maradan Street
23.Button Lane
24.Independence Avenue
25.Veloutier Road
26.State House Avenue
27.Moussa Lane
28.Thompson Lane
29.Latanier Road
30.Laurier Avenue
31.Flamboyant Avenue
32.Ross Lane
33.Patchouli Way
34.Cinnamon Lane
35.SMB Access Road

Roads - Mahé

Primary roads

1.Mont Fleuri Road, from Liberation Road junction to Plaisance Roundabout, extending for a distance of 1.89km.
2.East Coast Road, from Plaisance Roundabout to Anse Royale/ Les Canelles junction via Cascade and Anse Aux Pins, extending for a distance of 16.93km.
3.South Coast Road, from Anse Royale/Les Canelles junction to seashore at Takamaka via Anse Forbans and Quatre Bornes, extending for a distance of 7.75km.
4.West Coast Road, from seashore at Takamaka to the Port Glaud junction via Baie Lazare, Anse La Mouche, Anse Boileau, Barbarons, Grand Anse, Beoliere and Port Glaud, extending over a distance of 22.92km.
5.Port Launay Road, from Port Glaud junction to NYS Port Launay village entrance, extending over a distance of 2.40 km.
6.Cap Ternay Road, from Port Launay Village entrance to Cap Ternay Village entrance, extending over a distance of 2.30 km.
7.Sans Soucis Road, from Port Glaud junction to Curio Road junction, extending over a distance of 10.56km.
8.Bel Air Road, from Curio Road junction to Revolution Avenue/Harrison Street junction, extending over a distance of 0.60km.
9.La Misere Road, from Plaisance Roundabout to Grand Anse junction via La Louise, Fairview, La Misere, Souvenir and Grand Anse, extending over a distance of 8.80km.
10.Montagne Posee Road, from Val de Pres junction to Anse Boileau junction via Montagne Posee Village, extending over a distance of 5.70km.
11.Les Canelles Road, from Anse Royale/Les Canelles junction to Anse La Mouche junction via Les Canelles villages, extending over a distance of 3.60km.
12.Bois De Rose Avenue, from Le Chantier Roundabout to Plaisance Roundabout via the causeway, extending over a distance of 1.91km.
13.Providence Highway from Caiman Roundabouts to Roche Tortue junction via the East Coast Reclamation, including the Caiman Roundabout, the Providence junction and the Roche Tortue junction, extending over a distance of 6.9km.
14.St. Louis Road, from Serret/Revolution Avenue junction to Beau Vallon Police Station junction via St. Louis extending over a distance of 3.30km.
15.Bel Ombre Road, from Beau Vallon Police Station junction to the bus turn around area via Bel Ombre Village, extending over a distance of 3.10km.
16.North Coast Road, from Beau Vallon Police Station to Radio Seychelles/5th June Avenue/Castor Road junction via Beau Vallon, Mare Anglaise, Glacis, North East Point, Anse Etoile, Pointe Conan and Union Vale, extending over a distance of 16.30km.
17.5th June Avenue, from Radio Seychelles/5th June Avenue/ Castor Road junction to Le Chantier Roundabout, including the Bicentenary Roundabout and the Le Chantier Roundabout, extending over a distance of 0.68km.
18.Liberation Avenue, from the junction with Mont Fleuri Road to the junction with Bel Air Road passing through Bel Eau village, extending for a distance of 0.87km.
19.Le Niole Road, from its junction with the St Louis Road to the Le Niole Reservoir, extending for a distance of 3.0km.

Secondary roads

1.Botanical Garden Road, from its junction with Mont Fleuri Road up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 0.30km.
2.Hospital Road, from its junction with Mont Fleuri Road up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 0.18km.
3.Hermitage Road, from its junction with Hospital Road to Hermitage water treatment works (end of Road), extending for a distance of 0.78km.
4.Mont Fleuri Polytechnic Road, from its junction with the Mont Fleuri Road, extending all along the loop network for a distance of 0.25km.
5.Foret Noire Road, from its junction with Mont Fleuri Road up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 0.47km.
6.Beaufond Lane, from its junction with Mont Fleuri Road up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 0.30km.
7.Corgate Estate Road, from its junction with Mont Fleuri Road up to where it ends (including the loop extending), for a distance of 0.30km.
8.Belvedere Road, from its junction with Mont Fleuri Road opposite Mont Fleuri Police Station diverting on the left of the Rochon junction to where it ends, extending for a distance of 1.00km.
9.Rochon Road, from its junction with Belvedere Road diverting on the north up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 0.42km.
10.Les Mamelles Road, from its junction with East Coast Road up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 0.80km.
11.Cascade Church Road, from its junction with the East Coast Road to the water treatment plant (end of Road), extending for a distance of 1.50km.
12.Guy William Road, from its junction with the East Coast Road opposite Anse Aux Pins Police Station up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 0.60km.
13.Reef Estate Road, with its junction with East Coast Road up to where it ends, including all the branches extending over a distance of 4.00km.
14.Mont Plaisir Road, from its junction at Anse Royale with the East Coast Road to the junction with the La Salette Road, extending for a distance of 5.21km.
15.Sweet Escott Road, from its junction with the South Coast Road opposite Anse Royale R.C. Church to the junction with Les Canelles Road, extending for a distance of 1.04km.
16.Intendance Road, from its junction with the South Coast Road opposite Quatre Bornes Police Station diverting on the right of the Grand Police Bay Road to Intendance Beach, extending for a distance of 1.70km.
17.Grand Police Bay Road, from its junction with Intendance Road diverting on the left to the Anse Bazarca beach front, extending for a distance of 1.95km.
18.Anse Gaulette Road, from the West Coast/Anse Gaulette junction to Dame Le Roi/Bougainville junction, extending for a distance of 1.48km.
19.Dame Le Roi Road, from the West Coast Road/Baie Lazare junction by the Baie Lazare Police Station to the Bougainville/Anse Gaulette junction at Val D'endor, extending over a distance of 3.67km.
20.Anse Soleil Road, from its junction with the West Coast Road diverting on the right of the Anse Gouvernment Junction up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 1.73km.
21.La Salette Road, from its junction with the West Coast Road to the junction with Anse Louis/Mont Plaisir Road, extending for a distance of 1.50km.
22.Anse Louis Road, from its junction with the West Coast Road to the junction with Mont Plaisir/La Salette Road, extending for a distance of 1.10km.
23.Curio Road, from the Bel Air/Sans Soucis junction to the Le Niole junction with the St. Louis Road, extending for a distance of 1.70km.
24.Waterloo Road, from its junction with Curio Road to the junction with St. Louis Road, extending for a distance of 0.45km.
25.Stevenson Delhomme Road, from its junction with the St. Louis Road up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 1.00km.
26.Pascal Village Road, from its junction with the St. Louis Road at the St. Louis Chapel including the loop to the western most junction with the St. Louis Road, extending for a distance of 1.50km.
27.Upper Le Niole Road, from its junction with Le Niole Road at the Reservoir up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 0.70km.
28.Danzilles Road, from its junction with Bel Ombre Road at the bus turn around up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 0.30km.
29.Beau Vallon Beach Road, from its junction with the North Coast Road to the Beau Vallon Beach front, extending for a distance of 0.50km.
30.La Batti Road from its junction with the North Coast Road up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 1.00km.
31.Glacis/La Gogue Road, from its junction with the North Coast Road, opposite Glacis School, to its junction with La Gogue Road at La Gogue Dam, extending for a distance of 2.60km.
32.La Gogue Road, from its junction with the North Coast Road through La Gogue Village to its junction with the Glacis/ La Gogue Dam, extending for a distance of 2.50km.
33.Maldive Road, from its junction with the North Coast Road through Maldive Village to its junction with La Gogue Road at La Gogue Dam, extending for a distance of 1.70km.
34.Mont Buxton Road, from its junction with Hangard Street opposite La Rosiere School up to where it ends, at Greenwich, extending for a distance of 1.30km.
35.Greenwich Road, from its junction with Castor Road at Union Vale to its junction with the Mont Buxton Road at Greenwich, extending for a distance of 0.82km.
36.Creve Coeur Road, from the Labourdonnais/Hangard Street junction up to where it ends at Creve Coeur, extending for a distance of 1.30km.
37.Serret Road, from the Revolution Avenue/St Louis Road junction up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 0.60km.
38.Copolia Road, from its junction with La Misere Road through Copolia Village up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 2.00km.
39.Anse Gouvernment Road, from its junction with Anse Soleil Road diverting on the left up to where it ends, at Anse Gouvernment Beach front, extending for a distance of 0.90km.
40.Kennedy Road, with its junction La Misere Road up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 1.00km.
41.Ma Constance Road, from its junction with the North Coast Road through Ma Constance village up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 0.7km.
42.Quincy Village Road, from its junction with the North Coast Road through Quincy Village up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 1.4km.
43.Upper Foret Noire Road, from its junction with Foret Noire Road through Foret Noire Village to its junction with Sans Souci Road by FEBA, extending for a distance of 1.0km.

Roads - Praslin

Primary roads

1.Anse Kerlan Road, from the Mont Plaisir Road junction through Anse Kerlan Village to the Amitie Airport entrance extending for a distance of 4.0km.
2.Grand Anse Road, from the Amitie Airport entrance to the Vallee de Mai/Consolation junction through Grand Anse Village, extending for a distance of 4.2km.
3.Consolation Road, from the Vallee de Mai/Grand Anse junction through Anse Marie Louise, Consolation to the Baie Ste. Anne/Chateau de Feuille junction, extending for a distance of 8.2km.
4.Baie Ste. Anne Road, from the Chateau de Feuille/Jetty junction to the Cote D'or/Anse a La Blague junction through Baie Ste Anne village, extending for a distance of 3.0km.
5.Cote D'or Road, from the Baie Ste. Anne/Anse a La Blague junction to Cote D'or/Anse Boudin junction, extending for a distance of 3.8km.
6.Anse Boudin Road, from the Cote D'or/Anse Boudin junction to the Grand Fond/Anse Lazio junction, extending for a distance of 4.7km.
7.Anse Lazio Road, from the Grand Fond/Anse Boudin junction to the Anse Lazio beach front, extending for distance of 1.45km.
8.Vallee de Mai Road, from the Consolation/Grand Anse junction to the Baie Ste. Anne junction by Barclays Bank/ Baie Ste. Anne SPPF branch office, extending for a distance of 5.2km.
9.Anse a La Blague Road, from the Cote D'or/Baie Ste. Anne junction up to where it ends at the Anse a La Blague beach front, extending for a distance of 4.2km.

Secondary roads

1.Mont Plaisir Road, from its junction with Anse Kerlan Road up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 2.4km.
2.Pasquiere Road, from its junction with the Grand Anse Road by the Anglican Church to its junction with Anse Boudin Road via La Plaine Hollandaise, extending for a distance of 2.8km.
3.Salazie Road, from its junction with Cote D'or Road up to where it ends, extending for a distance of 2.7km.
4.Grand Fond Road, from the Anse Lazio/Anse Boudin junction up to where it ends by the communication station, extending for a distance of 1.6km.
5.Pointe Chevalier Road, from its junction with the Anse Lazio Road up to where it ends, the Road extending for a distance of 1.5km.

Second Schedule (Section 22)

Improvement lines and building lines


1.A line which the Minister proposes to prescribe shall be shown on a plan which shall be deposited at a place specified in the notice referred to in the next succeeding paragraph and may be inspected by any person free of charge at all reasonable hours during a period of one month from the day on which it is so deposited.
2.As soon as the plan has been so deposited notice shall be given in the Gazette and in one newspaper published and circulating in Seychelles of the proposal to prescribe a line and the time and place at which the plan may be inspected.
3.The Minister shall consider any objection to the proposed line made within six weeks from the date on which the notice aforesaid has been published in the Gazette and may then prescribe the line.
4.Not later than three weeks after the date on which the Minister has prescribed the line a Plan shall be prepared and duly certified by the Director of Surveys, on which the line shall be shown. Notice shall be given in the Gazette and in one newspaper published and circulating in Seychelles of the prescribing of the line and of the times and place at which the said plan may be inspected.
5.If the Minister withdraws or modifies the line, or any part thereof, notice of the withdrawal or modification shall be given in the Gazette and in one newspaper published and circulating in Seychelles and the extent to which the line has been withdrawn or modified shall be indicated on the plan prepared in accordance with the last foregoing paragraph.