New Delhi: While traveling in the train, have you ever thought that there is a certain limit that passenger is allowed to carry luggage with him? However, while traveling in trains, you need not worry about the baggage limit, check-in, check-out, etc. Not many people know that Indian Railways has certain luggage rules.
It is worth mentioning that the free luggage limit on trains is higher than the domestic flights. Apart from this, there is a penalty if the passengers carry luggage above the prescribed limit. Indian Railways has certain luggage carrying rules under which each passenger is allowed a free allowance up to which he/she can carry luggage in the compartment. Each passenger is allowed a free allowance up to which he can carry luggage with him or her in the compartment that too free of cost. The free allowance varies for different classes of travel. However, passengers can book and carry excess luggage beyond the free allowance limits in the compartment up to a maximum limit according to the class of travel.
According to the West Central Railways' website passenger are allowed to book and carry excess luggage beyond the free allowance with them in the compartment up to the maximum limit as per class mentioned in the table on payment of charge at 1.5 times of luggage rate.
When a passenger is found either en route or at destination with unbooked or partially booked luggage weighing above the maximum limit permitted, the excess weight exceeding free allowance of luggage will be charged at six times of the luggage scale rate subject to a minimum of Rs 50.
Children aged five and below 12 years are allowed half of the free allowance subject to the maximum of 50 kgs, noted Indian Railways.
It is to be noted that the passengers must book their excess luggage in the luggage office, pay the prescribed charges and get their tickets endorsed by cross-referencing the luggage ticket details before starting the journey.