Now, rail passengers to pay six-time penalty for carrying excess luggage
NEW DELHI: Just like air travel, now beware of carrying excess luggage while travelling in trains as well.
As a result of numerous complaints regarding excess baggage being towed into train compartments, the Indian Railways has decided to strictly enforce its over-three-decades-old baggage allowance rules, which will see passengers paying up to six times the stipulated amount as penalty, if caught travelling with overweight luggage, an official said today.
According to the prescribed norms, a sleeper class and a second class passenger can carry luggage weighing 40 kg and 35 kg respectively without paying any extra money and a maxmum of 80 kg and 70 kg respectively by paying for the excess luggage at the parcel office. The excess luggage would have to be put in the luggage van.
For example, if a passenger is travelling 500 km with luggage weighing 80 kg in the sleeper class, he can book his excess baggage of 40 kg for Rs 109 in the luggage van.
However, if he fails to do so and is caught with the excess luggage, he will end up paying a penalty of Rs 654.
there should be free hotel service if passengers train is late. also there should six month jail for contractors for not maintaining clealiness in pantry car and bad quality quality of food
Rahul Raj - 2 days ago -Follow
This will open door for more extortions of money by TTE and railway staffs.
Singh is King
Singh is King - Delhi - 2 days ago -Follow
Good. Common man wants everything free. Modiji should teach these beggars a lesson.
Venkateswaran Subramanian - Chennai - 2 days ago -Follow
I think this is required. These are passenger trains and mot freight trains. 35KG for a passenger is a lot. People carrying heavy baggage cause inconvenience to others in the coach.
Ravish Pandhi - Kolkata, India - 2 days ago -Follow
First take action against ticketless travellers and then talk this nonsense..
Nationalist - 2 days ago -Follow
It seems this government''s main intention is to suck money from common man; not to do any welfare!!! Shame
Sachin - 2 days ago -Follow
Modi Ji is exploring every way to extort money from people.....
But it's matter of time...... People will show him way in 2019...
Biranchi Narayan Acharya
Biranchi Narayan Acharya - Cuttack - 2 days ago -Follow
It''s a good initiative. many a time due to excess baggage, coach is cramped. Even sometimes the toilet door is blocked
Hakuna Matata - 2 days ago -Follow
If the trains come on time. I''m happy with the rules.
kashifur2005ind - 2 days ago -Follow
For delay more than 30 minutes railways must pay 8 times the ticket value as penalty to passengers free stay in good hotel if delay is more than 8 hrs.
Ginger Guru - Sriperumbudur - 2 days ago -Follow
The conductor in every coach will enjoy lakhs of bribes each month. Masterstroke.
Vijay Manda - 2 days ago -Follow
What about un licensed vendors carrying fruits and pallis etc-there is no penalty for them?
satyajit mahapatro - 2 days ago -Follow
First try to stop without ticket passenger
Selene Nixon - New Delhi - 2 days ago -Follow
That''s acceptable because it takes fuel to carry weight. Now how about compensating money for train delays. Better waiting rooms so that people don''t have to sleep on platform floors. Cleaner washrooms