Railway Passengers Should Pay Extra For Excess Luggage; Here’s How Much It Will Cost

by Sanmita A
Railway Passengers Should Pay Extra For Excess Luggage; Here’s How Much It Will Cost

Train travelling was the most common method of carrying your extra luggage because obviously, fights didn’t allow you to do so. Well, no more acche din for train passengers, as IRCTC says, it will charge extra from travellers with excess baggage as they do at airports. So, if you are caught carrying extra luggage without bookings, IRCTC will charge heavy fines or penalties from you.

The Right Amount Of Luggage You Can Carry On Train

  • If you are travelling via the first AC compartment, the amount of luggage you can carry is up to 70 kgs, whereas if you are travelling via the second AC, you can take up to 50 kgs.
  • Passengers travelling on AC three-tier sleeper, chair class and sleeper class can carry up to 40 kgs.
  • Lastly, the ones travelling via second class can only carry up to 25 kgs.


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Charges For Booking Your Luggage

The IRCTC decided to levy a minimum charge of ₹30 for the extra luggage. However, according to reports, the extra luggage can be booked in advance while booking the train tickets.


What Did The IRCTC Say?

Indian Railways, The Ministry of Railways took to its official Twitter account to announce that passengers must travel light and make it a better experience for their other fellow passengers.

The above notification by the Ministry of Railways, says that in case of excess luggage, passengers are supposed to go to the train station’s parcel office, in order to book the luggage.

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