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Indian Railways announce limit of free luggage in trains: New structure, penalty and more

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New Delhi, Aug 01, 2018 : Indian Railways have come up with a structure for carrying luggage in trains. Under the new structure, a certain limit of luggage can be carried free of cost while travelling on train. Beyond the prescribed limit, passengers will have to pay for their luggage.


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This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Railway passengers are permitted to carry luggage free of charge with them in the compartment up to 70 Kgs in First AC, 50 Kgs in First Class/AC-2 tier, 40 Kgs in AC 3-tier/AC Chair Car/Sleeper Class and 35 Kgs in Second Class.  

“Passengers are allowed to book and carry excess luggage beyond free allowance, with them in the compartment up to the maximum prescribed class-wise limit on payment of charges at 1.5 times of luggage rate,” an official release said.

When a passenger is detected either enroute or at the destination with unbooked or partially booked luggage weighing more than the free allowance/maximum prescribed class-wise limits, penalty as per rule is levied, it further added.