The Oriental Gas Company ACT NO. 11 OF 1867 [ 1st March, 1867.] An Act to empower the Oriental Gas Company Limited, to extend their operations to certain places in' the Provinces of India. Preamble.- WHEREAS under or by virtue of Act No. V of 1857 (to confer certain power on the Oriental Gas Company, Limited), certain powers exercisable only in Calcutta and its environs were conferred on the Oriental Gas Company, Limited; and whereas it is expedient to empower the said Company to extend, with the previous sanction of the ' Central Government, their operations to any other place in ' the Provinces of India; It is hereby enacted as follows:-

1. Interpretation clause. Rep. by the A. O. 1937.

2. Power to extend Act 5 of 1857.- The Central Government]

may, by notification in the Official Gazette, extend the said Act No. V of 1857, to any place in the territories which, immediately before the 1st November, 1956, were composed in Part A States and Part C States]] other than Calcutta and its environs: Provided that, in every place to which the said Act shall be so extended, section 3 of the same Act shall be read as is after the words' Town of Calcutta', the name of the place to which the said act shall be so extended were substituted: sanction 7 or the same Act shall be read as if for the words and figures' Act xiv or 1856', the following- words were substituted; (that is to say)' any law for the time being in force to provide for the conservancy and improvement of such place:' Section 22 of the said Act shall be read, as if after the words' Joint Stock Companies' Act, 1856', the following words were inserted; (that is to say), the Indian Companies' Act, 1866, or any other Statute or Act for the time being in force relating to Joint Stock Companies'; and as if for the expression' Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William', the name of the highest Civil Court of appeal in such place were substituted; and as if for the expression the territories of the East India Company', the expression the States were substituted.