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05/08/2020
Laws of Bangladesh

The Railways Act, 1890

( ACT NO. IX Of 1890 )

Chapter VII

RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RAILWAY ADMINISTRATIONS AS CARRIERS

Measure of the general responsibility of the railway administration as a carrier of animals and goods
72. (1) The responsibility of the railway administration for the loss, destruction or deterioration of animals or goods delivered to the administration to be carried by the railway shall, subject to the other provisions of this Act, be that of a bailee under sections 151, 152 and 161 of the Contract Act, 1872.(2) An agreement purporting to limit that responsibility shall, in so far as it purports to effect such limitation, be void, unless it-
 
 
(a) is in writing signed by or on behalf of the person sending or delivering to the railway administration the animals or goods, and
 
 
(b) is otherwise in a form approved by the Government.
 
 
(3) Nothing 1[* * *] in the Carriers Act, 1865, regarding the responsibility of common carriers with respect to the carriage of animals or goods, shall affect the responsibility as in this section defined of the railway administration.

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