4. The principal Act is amended by inserting, immediately after section 8, the following section:
—(1) No person shall carry out any engineering works within the road structure safety zone unless he has obtained the prior approval of the Authority.
(2) An application to the Authority for its approval under subsection (1) —
shall be made in writing and shall be accompanied by an engineering plan, showing the location affected by the engineering works to be carried out; and
may be granted by the Authority subject to such conditions as the Authority thinks fit.
(3) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding $100 for every day or part thereof during which the offence continues after conviction.
(4) In this section —
“engineering plan”, in relation to engineering works, includes detailed plans of the engineering works, monitoring equipment and instrumentation and other relevant information proposed for use to monitor the structural integrity of the road structure;
“engineering works” means any kind of construction work that is likely to affect the structural integrity of any road structure and the safety of its operations, and includes —
excavations for basements and other building structures under land;
installations of foundation piles, sheet piles, bore holes, wells, ground anchors and tie backs; and
the operation of any crane, hoist or heavy equipment;
“road structure safety zone” means that part of the land or area which is 20 metres from the outermost edge of any part of a road structure.”.