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