Indian Railways New Rules 2022: Indian Railways has never charged a passenger for the amount of luggage he brings. People travel with a limitless amount of luggage. When observed, there is no space to stand in train due to over luggage. However, with the implementation of the Indian Railways’ new luggage rules, travellers will now be required to limit their bags or pay an additional fee, similar to air travel.
The Ministry of Railways announced this in May of this year. The ministry had cautioned people not to travel with too much luggage in a tweet. The tweet stated, ‘Half the enjoyment of the journey if the luggage is more!’ Traveling by rail with too much luggage is not recommended. If you have extra luggage, go to the parcel office and book it.
How much luggage can I bring?
Sleeper class travellers can now carry up to 40 kilos of bags without paying extra. Passengers travelling in second class can also bring up to 35 kilos of luggage. Passengers will now have to book and pay extra for additional baggage weighing up to 70-80 kgs.
What is the penalty for carrying too much luggage?
Any railway passenger carrying excess and unbooked baggage will be fined six times the value of the baggage, according to the new standards. For example, if a passenger is travelling 500 kilometres with 40 kilogrammes of excess luggage, he or she can book it in a luggage van for Rs 109. However, if the traveller is detected with excess luggage during the journey, he or she would be fined Rs 654.