Law of Transportation in India

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BULLET 2Ministry of Railways

 BULLET 2The Railways Act, 1989


GST Rates on Railway as per 01/07/2017

The Railway Claims Tribunal Act, 1987

An Act to provide for the establishment of a Railway Claims Tribunal for inquiring into and determining claims against a railway administration for loss, destruction, damage, deterioration or non-delivery of animals or goods entrusted to it to be carried by railway or for the refund of fares or freight or for compensation for death or injury to passengers occurring as a result of railway accidents or untoward incidents and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  • Application u/s 16 to the claim tribunal shall be filed within three years of the cause of action

Appeals—(1) Save as provided in sub-section (2) and notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) or in any other law, an appeal shall lie from every order, not being an interlocutory order, of the Claims Tribunal, to the High Court having jurisdiction over the place where the Bench is located.
(2) No appeal shall lie from an order passed by the Claims Tribunal with the consent of the parties.
(3) Every appeal under this section shall be preferred within a period of ninety days from the date of the order appealed against.

The Railways Act, 1989
The Railways (Local Authorities Taxation) Act, 1941
The Railway Companies (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1951
The Railway Companies (Substitution of Parties in Civil Proceedings) Act, 1946
The Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1966
The Railway Protection Force Act, 1957
Railways (Amendment) Act, 2005
Railways (Amendment) Act, 2008
The Railways (Employment of Members of the Armed Forces) Act, 1965


BULLET 2Rail Tourism

Transportation by Road

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BULLET 2Ministry of Transportation

Transportation by Water


India is a major maritime nation by virtue of its long coastline of around 7517 Kms on the western and eastern shelves of the mainland and also along the islands, bejewelled with 13 major and 176 non-major ports, strategically located on the world’s shipping routes, its long tradition of seafaring with a large pool of trained maritime personnel, and its dynamic and rapidly globalizing economy with a vast potential to expand its participation in trade and development

ARROWMinistry of shipping

  1.  Indian Maritime University Act, 2008
  2. The Indian Ports Act 1908 (15 of 1908)
  3. The MPT Act 1963 (38 of 1963)
  4. The Inland Vessels Act, 1917 (1 of 1917)
  5. The Coasting Vessels Act, 1838
  6.    Merchant Shipping Act, 1958
  7.  Notification for the MS (Amendment) Act, 2014
  8.   Notification relating to MS (Second Amendment)Act, 2014

      9  Delegating Powers to State Governments for Registration of Fishing Vessels

  1. Exemption from Registration for vessels less than 20 mts
  2. Fishing Boat Specified
  3. Management of Safe Operation of Ships Amendment Rules
  4. Notifications regarding appointment of registrars indian fishing vessel
  5.  Notification appointing Receiver of Wrecks
  6.  Registration of Fishing Boats Amendment Rules
  7.  Port Entry Rules 2012
  8. Notification G.S.R. 579(E)
  9. Seamen’s Provident Fund Act
  10. Seamen’s Provident Fund Scheme
  11. Seamen’s Provident Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2007
  12.  Lighthouse Act 1927
  13. The Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1948 (9 of 1948)
  14. The Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) (Inapplicability to Major Ports) Act, 1997
  15. The Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act, 1993
  16. Amendment of Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act 1993
  17. Major Ports Regulatory Authority Bill, 2009
  18. NW1 Allahabad to Haldia stretch of Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river Act 1982
  19. NW2 Sadiya Dhubri stretch of river Brahmaputra Act 1988
  20. NW3 Kottapuram Kollam Act 1992
  21. NW4 Kakinada-Puducherry stretch of Canals and Kaluvelly tank, Bhadrachalam- Rajahumundry stretch of river Godavari and Wazirabad-Vijaywada stretch of river Krishna Act 2008
  22. NW5 Talcher-Dhamra stretch of rivers, Geonkhali-charbatia stretch of east coast canal,charbatia-dhamra stretch of matai river and mahanadi delta river Act 2008 
  23. The Merchant Shipping (Form of Certificate of Insurance for Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage) Rules, 1985.
  24. Indian carriage goods sea act 1925

Transportation by Air

Ministry of Civil Aviation

Ministry of Civil Aviation is responsible for formulation of national policies and programmes for the development and regulation of the Civil Aviation sector in the country. It is responsible for the administration of the Aircraft Act, 1934, Aircraft Rules, 1937 and various other legislations pertaining to the aviation sector in the country.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the regulatory body in the field of Civil Aviation, primarily dealing with safety issues. It is responsible for regulation of air transport services to/from/within India and for enforcement of civil air regulations, air safety, and airworthiness standards. The DGCA also co-ordinates all regulatory functions with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

Air Crafts Act, 1934

Aircraft Rules, 1937
Aircraft (Demol. of Obstr. by bldgs. etc) Rules, 1994
Statutory Notifications Affecting Aviation in India
Carriage of Dangerous Goods, 2003

Aircraft (Security) Rules, 2011
Aircraft (Investigation of Accident and
The Airports Authority Of India Act, 1994


The Air Corporations Act, 1953 (27 of 1953)
II The Air Corporations (Transfer of Undertakings and Repeal) Ordinance, 1994 (4 of 1994)
III The Air Corporations (Transfer of Undertakings and Repeal) Act, 1994 (13 of 1994) 
IV The International Airports Authority of India Act, 1971 (43 of 1971)
V The National Airports Authority of India, 1985 (64 of 1985)
VI The Airports Authority of India Act, 1994 (55 of 1994)
VII The Carriage by Air Act, 1972 (69 of 1972)
VIII The Carriage by Air (Amendment) Act, 2009
IX The Carriage by Air Act, 1972 (69 of 1972)  (as amended by The Carriage by Air (Amendment) Act, 2009 
X The Tokyo Convention Act, 1975 (20 of 1975) 
XI The Anti-Hijacking Act, 1982 (65 of 1982) 
XII The Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Safety of Civil Aviation Act, 1982 (66 of 1982) 
XIII Notification regarding application of the Carriage by Air Act, 1972, to carriage by air which is not international
XV Notification regarding application of the Carriage by Air Act, 1972, to carriage by air which is not international (After Montreal Convention) – S. O. 142(E) dated 17th January 2014

2.1 The Civil Aviation Requirements (CARs) are promulgated under the following
Section 1 – General
Section 2 – Airworthiness
Section 3 – Air Transport
Section 4 – Aerodrome Standards and Licensing
Section 5 – Air Safety
Section 6 – Design standards and Type Certification
Section 7 – Flight Crew Standards, Training and Licensing
Section 8 – Aircraft Operations
Section 9 – Air Space and Air Traffic Management
Section 10 – Aviation Environment Protection
Section 11 – Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air

BULLET 2International convention    ABLE OF CONTENTS


The Chicago Convention, 1944
II The International Air Services Transit Agreement, 1944
III The International Air Transport Agreement, 1944
IV Protocol on the Authentic Trilingual Text of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, 1944

The Protocol on the Authentic Quadrilingual Text of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, 1944

VI The Warsaw Convention, 1929
VII The Hague Protocol, 1955
VIII The Guatimala City Protocol, 1971
IX The Additional Protocol No. 1, 1975
X The Additional Protocol No. 2, 1975
XI The Additional Protocol No. 3, 1975
XII The Montreal Protocol No. 4, 1975
XIII The Guadalajara Convention, 1961
XIV The Geneva Convention, 1948
XV The Rome Convention, 1952
XVI The Tokyo Convention, 1963
XVII The Hague Convention, 1970
XVIII The Montreal Convention, 1971
XIX The Montreal Protocol, 1988
XX The Montreal Convention, 1991
XXI The Montreal Convention, 1999
XXII The Cape Town Convention, 2001
XXIII The Cape Town Protocol, 2001
XXIV The Consolidated Text of the Cape Town Convention and Protocol


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