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Liability after termination of transit ( Section 99 of the Railways Act , 1989)


   a) The measure of Railway's liability referred to above lasts only while the consignments is in transit . After termination of transit , the railways become liable only as ballies under Sections 151,152 and 161 of the Indian Contract Act and that also for a period of 7 days after the termination of the transit , no liability whatsoever will attach to the railway . If the consignment is at owner's risk rate the railway shall not be responsible as ballee unless misconduct on the part of the railway is proved .

   b) The Railways have no responsibility even that of a ballee after termination of transit in the case of -

         i) Explosives and other dangerous goods ,

        ii) Animals and

       iii) Articles prescribed in Pt.1 of scheduled - II  of Railways ( Extent of monitery liability and prescription of Percentage Charge ) Rules - 1990

        iv) Perishable goods

Source : South Eastern Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed : 23-08-2013  

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