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The Railways Act, 1890

( ACT NO. IX Of 1890 )

Chapter VII

RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RAILWAY ADMINISTRATIONS AS CARRIERS

Suits for compensation for injury to through-booked traffic
80. Notwithstanding anything in any agreement purporting to limit the liability of the railway administration with respect to traffic while on the railway of another administration, a suit for compensation for loss of the life of, or personal injury to, a passenger, or for loss, destruction or deterioration of animals or goods where the passenger was or the animals or goods were booked through over the railways of two or more railway administrations, may be brought either against the railway administration from which the passenger obtained his pass or purchased his ticket, or to which the animals or goods were delivered by the consignor thereof, as the case may be, or against the railway administration on whose railway the loss, injury, destruction or deterioration occurred.

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