—(1) Neither the public nor any person shall be deemed to have any right of ingress, egress or regress over any back-lane vested in the Government or any part thereof except by express grant by the Authority which the Authority may, in its discretion, withhold or give upon such terms as it may think fit.
(2) The Authority may prepare a plan of any back-lane and the Minister may, by writing under his hand, declare that, at the expiration of one month from the date thereof, the back-lane shall be vested in the Government.
(3) A copy of such declaration shall be forthwith posted up in some part of the back-lane.
(4) At the expiration of the period referred to in subsection (2), unless the owners of the premises fronting, adjoining or abutting on the back-lane or the owners of such premises having the greater part in annual value have, by notification to the Authority in writing under their hands, objected thereto, the back-lane shall be vested in the Government.
(5) Where a back-lane has been declared to be vested in the Government under this section, the declaration shall be registered together with the plan under the Land Titles Act (Cap. 157) in respect of registered land and under the Registration of Deeds Act (Cap. 269) in respect of other land.
(6) Upon such registration, the land comprised in the plan shall be deemed to be vested in the Government freed from all encumbrances, and where the land is held under a statutory land grant, such vesting shall not be deemed to be a subdivision within the meaning of the State Lands Act (Cap. 314).