Indian Railways To Charge Extra For Passengers Who Carry Excess Luggage

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by Sushmita Mahanta
by Sushmita Mahanta 215

Carrying excess luggage on the train may now cost you quite an amount! Indian Railways recently announced new luggage rules according to which train passengers will now have to limit their luggage. In case they have excess luggage, passengers will have to pay more for carrying more! Also, if any passenger is caught carrying excess luggage without booking it, the passenger will be charged six times the standard fee. Read on to know more details about the extra charge set by Indian Railways for carrying excess luggage.

Indian Railways Revealed That If There Is More Luggage, The Joy Of The Journey Will Be Halved

Indian Railways recently took to their official Twitter handle to reveal that now the passengers will be charged for carrying extra baggage. “If there is more luggage, then the joy of the journey will be halved! Do not carry excess luggage while traveling by train. In case of excess baggage, go to the parcel office and book the luggage,” tweeted Indian Railways.
When it comes to fines being charged for extra luggage, a passenger found with unbooked or partially booked luggage weighing more than the free allowance will be charged at six times the luggage scale rate. If unbooked or partially booked luggage is found that exceeds the free allowance but falls within the marginal allowance, a passenger will be charged at 1.5 times the luggage scale rate. A passenger found with unbooked or partially booked luggage weighing more than the maximum allowed, the additional weight will be charged at six times the luggage scale rate, subject to a minimum of ₹50/-.

How Much Free Luggage Is Allowed?

As per each coach, Indian Railways have a fixed limit on luggage. Heavy goods weighing 40 kg to 70 kg can be kept in the train compartment. If Passengers are traveling in a sleeper class, they can carry luggage up to 40 kg without paying extra charges. Apart from this, a passenger traveling in AC two tier is allowed to carry goods weighing up to 50 kg, a maximum of 70 kg in first class AC. However, if you pay extra, you can increase this limit up to 80 kg.

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