CHAPTER IV : Commissioner Of Metro Railway Safety

7. Appointment of Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety

The Central Government may appoint one or more Commissioners of Metro Railway Safety.

8.Duties of Commissioner

The Commissioner shall –
(a) inspect the metro railway with a view to determine whether it is fit to be opened for the public carriage of passengers and report thereon to the Central Government as required by or under this Act;
(b) make such periodical or other inspections of metro railway, its rolling stock used thereon and its other installations as the Central Government may direct;
(c) make an inquiry under the provisions of this Act into the cause of any accident on the metro railway; and
(d) discharge such other duties as are conferred on him by or under this Act.

9.Powers of Commissioner

Subject to the control of the Central Government, the Commissioner, whenever it is necessary so to do for any of the purposes of this Act, may-
(a) enter upon and inspect the metro railway or any rolling stock used thereon and its other installations;
(b) by order in writing addressed to the metro railway administration, require the attendance before him of metro railway official and to require answers or returns to such inquiries as he thinks fit to make from such metro railway official or from the metro railway administration; and
(c) require the production of any book, document or material object belonging to or in the possession or control of any metro railway administration which appears to him to be necessary to inspect.

10.Commissioner to be public servant

The Commissioner shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

11.Facilities to be provided to Commissioner

The metro railway administration shall provide to the Commissioner all reasonable facilities for the discharge of the duties or for the exercise of the powers imposed or conferred on him by or under this Act

12.Annual report of Commissioner

The Commissioner shall prepare, in such form and in such time, for each financial year, as may be prescribed, an annual report giving a full account of his activities during the previous financial year and forward copy hereof to the
Central Government.

13.Annual report to be laid before Parliament

The Central Government shall cause the annual report of the Commissioner to be laid after its receipt before each House of Parliament.

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