(1) The railway shall be opened to the use of the public on a day* determined by the Chief Secretary and notified by him in the Gazette. (* 5.8.1989-see L.N. 280 of 1989)
(2) The Chief Secretary shall not determine a date for the purposes of subsection (1) until-
(a) an inspector appointed under section 23A of the Mass Transit Railway Corporation Ordinance (Cap 270) has certified the railway is fit for use; and
(b) the Director has issued to the Chief Secretary and the Rail Company a certificate stating that in his opinion the railway works are fit for use,
and the Chief Secretary shall determine that date as soon as is practicable thereafter.