New rules to keep in mind while travelling in a Train


The Ministry of Railways recently encouraged travellers not to travel with extra baggage in trains via its official Twitter feed. The ministry stated in a Hindi tweet that travelling with additional luggage reduces the fun of the journey by half! Do not go by train with more bags. If you have extra luggage, go to the parcel office and book it.Carrying more luggage on the train may suddenly cost you more. For decades, the transportation behemoth has been liberal regarding passenger luggage, but it just announced that new luggage carrying regulations will be aggressively enforced. In other words, much like air travellers, rail travellers will be fined for bringing too much luggage.

Carrying excess luggage in trains? Be ready to pay heavy fine, says Indian Railways

Up to 70 kilogrammes is allowed for free in AC first class, and 50 kg in AC second class. Carrying luggage of up to 40 kilogrammes is permitted in the AC 3-tier sleeper, AC chair car, and sleeper class. The limit for 2-class is up to 25 kilogrammes. The minimal baggage fee is Rs 30. The traveller should arrive at the luggage office of the booking station at least 30 minutes before the departure time. You may also reserve baggage when you order your tickets. The Railways Ministry has recommended people to travel with as little luggage as possible.

By Subhechcha Ganguly

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