Section 23 in The Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act, 1993
Title: General average
Notwithstanding anything contained in any other provision of this Act, it shall be lawful for the parties to the multimodal transport contract to include in the multimodal transport document any provision relating to general average.
Explanation. -- For the purposes of this section, "general average" means loss, damage or expense reasonably incurred in order to avert danger to property in common peril and in the common interest involved in the multimodal transportation.
Title: Limitation on action
The multimodal transport operator shall not be liable under any of the provisions of this Act unless action against him is brought within nine months of—
(a) the date of delivery of the goods, or
(b) the date when the goods should have been delivered, or
(c) the date on and from which the party entitled to receive delivery of the goods has the right to treat the goods as lost under sub-section (2) of section 13.
Title: Jurisdiction for instituting action
Any party to the multimodal transport contract may institute an action in a court which is competent and within the jurisdiction of which is situated one of the following places, namely:--
(a) the principal place of business, or, in the absence thereof, the habitual residence, of the defendant; or
(b) the place where the multimodal transport contract was made, provided that the defendant has a place of business, branch or agency at such place; or
(c) the place of taking charge of the goods for multimodal transportation or the place of delivery thereof; or
(d) any other place specified in the multimodal transport contract and evidenced in the multimodal transport document.
(1) The parties to a multimodal transport contract may provide therein that any dispute which may arise in relation to multimodal transportation under the provisions of this Act shall be referred to arbitration.
(2) The arbitration proceeding may be instituted at such place or in accordance with such procedure as may be specified in the multimodal transport document.
Title: Delegation of power
The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that any power exercisable by it under this Act, except the power under section 30, shall, in such circumstances and subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified therein, be exercisable also by such officer or authority as may be specified in the notification.