40:54D-32. Additional powers
32. In addition to the other powers conferred by this act or by any other law and not in limitation thereof, the authority, in connection with construction or operation of a convention center facility or other tourism project, may make reasonable regulations for the installation, construction, maintenance, renewal and removal of tracks, pipes, mains, conduits, cables, wires, towers, poles or any other equipment and appliances, herein called "works," of any public utility as defined in R.S.48:2-13, in, on or along, over or under the project, public highway or real property, including public lands or waters. Whenever in connection with construction or operation of the project, the authority shall determine that it is necessary that any works, which now are or hereafter may be located in, on, along, over under any project, public highway, or real property, should be relocated in the project, public highway, or real property or should be removed therefrom, the public utility owning or operating the works shall relocate or remove the same in accordance with the order of the authority, provided, however, that the cost and expenses of the relocation or removal, including the cost of installing these works in a new location, and the cost of any lands or any rights or interest in lands or any other rights acquired to accomplish the relocation or removal, less the cost of any lands or any rights or interest in lands or any other rights of the public utility, paid to the public utility in connection with the relocation or removal of the works, shall be paid by the authority and may be included in the cost of the project. In case of any relocation or removal of works, the public utility owning or operating the same, its successors or assigns, may maintain and operate the works, with the necessary appurtenances, in the new location for as long a period, and upon the same terms and conditions, as it had the right to maintain and operate the works in their former location.
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