PROTECTION OF VESSELS AND PASSENGERS
Maximum and minimum fares and freights
59. In respect of any system or stretch of, or the run between any two places on, inland waterways or in respect of any class of inland ship, the Government or any authority authorised by it in this behalf, after such enquiry as it considers necessary, may, by notification in the official Gazette,-
(a) fix the maximum and minimum rates per mile of passenger fares for different classes;
(b) fix the maximum and minimum rates per mile of freight for carriage of goods of any description;
(c) declare where maximum or minimum rates of fares or freights have been so fixed, what shall be deemed to be the distance between two places on any inland waterway for the purpose of calculating fares and freights for carriage of passengers and goods between such places.
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