Now You Will Be Charged For Excess Luggage on Trains Too
You will have to pay penalty if you are carrying extra luggage on railways like airlines. This is for the first time, railways is imposing this rule as it has been lenient about passenger luggage. Large numbers of passengers are not even aware how much baggage they are allowed to carry.
Taking on this issue, Railway official stated that the laxity has led to enormous quantities of luggage being carried, and a resulting barrage of complaints from fellow passengers. However, from now, railway holds a rule of charging extra for the excess baggage but at a lower rate when compared to airlines.
You will have to book extra luggage in advance, and it has to be stowed in the luggage van. If you do not paying fees of the extra luggage then you may have to pay a penalty, which will be six times the fee.
As per the rules, a passenger in first class air-conditioned compartment is allowed 70 kg of luggage for free. He can carry a maximum baggage of 150 kg. Then, AC two-tier passenger can carry 50 kg of luggage for free and a maximum of 100 kg. person travelling in a sleeper class and a second class can carry luggage weighing upto 40 kg and 35 kg. The maximum baggage allowed is 80 kg and 70 kg.