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Bill to revise airlines’ liability introduced

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  • A Bill to revise the liability limits of airplanes on compensation for death, injury and loss of baggage and cargo was introduced in Lok Sabha, under which the compensation for death in an air accident goes up to over Rs 1 crore from Rs 89 lakh.
  •  It would enable the government to revise the liability limits of air carriers in line with the Montreal Convention, which was acceded to by India in May 2009.
  • By the revised package, the Bill intends to review the liability limit for damage in case of death or bodily injury for each person from 100,000 SDR (special drawing rights) to 113,100 SDR.
  • As per the Bill, the liability for delay in carriage for each person is proposed to be raised from 4,150 SDR to 4,694 SDR, while the liability in case of destruction, loss, damage or delay of baggage is proposed to be raised from 1,000 SDR to 1,131 SDR.
  • The amendment would also enable the government to revise the limits of liability as and when the revised limits are notified by the ICAO.

Source: BS

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