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2[Chapter VIA

Insurance or Mecuanically Propelled Vessels Against Third Party Risks

6[54C. Application of section 134, Chapters X, XI and XII of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 in relation to the mechanically propelled vessels.-

The provisions of section 134, Chapters X, XI and XII of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 shall, as far as may be apply, in relation to the mechanically propelled vessels as they apply in relation to motor vehicles, subject to the following modifications, namely:-

(a) in section 134 and throughout in Chapters X, XI and XII,-

(i) references to "motor" or "motor vehicle" or "vehicle" shall be construed as references to "mechanically propelled vessel";

(ii) references to "public place" shall be construed as references to "inland water";

(iii) references to "public service vehicle" shall be construed as references to "public service vessel";

(iv) references to "goods vehicle" shall be construed as references to "goods service vessel";

(v) references to "State Transport" shall be construed as references to "State Water Transport";

(vi) references to "driver" or "driver of a vehicle" shall be construed as references to "master of a vessel";

(vii) references to "driving licence" shall be construed as references to "a certificate granted under Chapter HI of the Inland Vessels Act, 1917(1 of 1917) ";

(viii) references to "permit" shall be construed as references to "a certificate of registration granted under section 19F of the Inland Vessels Act, 1917(1 of 1917) ", and such other consequential amendments as the rules of grammar may require, shall also be made;

(b) in section 145,-

(i) after clause (a), the following clause shall be inserted, namely: -

'(aa) "goods service vessel" means any mechanically propelled vessel used or adapted to be used for carriage of cargo for hire or reward; ';

(ii) after clause (d), the following clause :,hall be inserted, namely:-

'(da) "public service vessel" means any mechanically propelled vessel used or adapted to be used for the carriage of passengers for hire or reward; ';

(iii) for clause (e), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

'(e) "property" includes goods carried in the inland vessel, bridges, landing facilities, navigation marks and infrastructure; ';

(iv) after clause (f), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:- '

(fa) "route" means a line of travel which specifies the waterway which may be traversed by a mechanically propelled vessel between one terminal and another; '; (c) in section 149, in sub-section (2), in clause (a)-

(i) in sub-clause (i),-

(A) in item (c), for the words "transport vehicle", the words "public service vessel or goods service vessel" shall be substituted;

(B) item (d) shall be omitted;

(ii) in sub-clause (ii), for the words "not duly licensed", the words and figures "not holding a certificate granted under Chapter III of the Inland Vessels Act, 1917(1 of 1917)" shall be substituted;

(d) in section 158, -

(i) for the words "transport vehicle", wherever they occur, the words "public service vessel or goods service vessel " shall be substituted, and such other consequential amendments as the rules of grammar may require shall also be made;

(ii) in sub-section (1), for clause (d), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

"(d) the certificate of survey granted under section 9 of the Inland Vessels Act, 1917 (1 of 1917),";

(e) in section 161, in sub-section (3),-

(i) in clause (a), for the words "twenty-five thousand rupees", the words "fifty thousand rupees" shall be substituted;

(ii) in clause (b), for the words "twelve thousand and five hundred rupees", the words "twenty-five thousand rupees" shall be substituted;

(f) in section 165, in sub-section (1), for the words "Motor Accidents Claims Tribunals", the words "Inland Vessel Accidents Claims Tribunals" shall be substituted.'.]



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