Railways To Charge For Carrying Extra Baggage
- The minimum charge for luggage is Rs 30.
- The passenger should present the luggage at least 30 minutes before the departure time.
- The passenger have to spend six-times more than the normal rates.
New Delhi: From now, passenger will be charged for carrying extra baggage on the trains, exactly like air travel. And in case, if the passenger are seen carrying excess luggage without booking the same, one will have to shell out 6-times more than the normal rates.
If you are travelling in AC first class, you can carry up to 70kgs for free, and for AC 2-Tier, the limit is 50Kgs. In AC 3-tier sleeper, AC chair car and the sleeper class, carrying baggage up to 40kgs is allowed. For 2-class, the limit is up to 25kgs. The minimum charge for luggage is Rs.30.
Luggage that will travel by the same train as the owner should be presented at the luggage office of the booking station at least 30 minutes before the departure time. Passengers can also book their luggage in advance while booking their tickets.
As per the notification, when a passenger is detected either en route or at the destination with unbooked or partially booked luggage weighing more than the free allowance, the excess unbooked weight exceeding the free allowance of luggage is charged at six times the luggage scale rate instead of 6 times of scale -R as earlier.