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NOW RAILWAYS WILL CHARGE YOU FOR OVERWEIGHT LUGGAGE

By Mukul Arora . 6th June 2018 07:30pm
NOW RAILWAYS WILL CHARGE YOU FOR OVERWEIGHT LUGGAGE

While traveling by air you need to go through several checking and how can you forget the baggage allowances. Some airlines allow you to carry 45 kg of weight while some other allows you 50 kg or more. What if we tell you that now you will go through the same procedure while traveling through the train. Now a new story which is making the rounds all over the internet is about Indian Railway's announcement which has restricted the baggage allowance per passenger. Ved Prakash, a senior from the Railway's Board information department have cleared that the Railways have not made any changes to the rules but now we will be enforcing them strictly on passengers carrying extra weight from the required capacity. He added that the maximum number of baggage allowance in Railways is 70 kg in first-class AC and it may reach up to 150 kg. For AC 2 tier passenger minimum is 50 kg and maximum 100 kg. General Sleeper class passengers can carry 35-40 kg. Maximum luggage allowance in general Sleeper is 80 kg. If a passenger is carrying extra weight from the required weight limit then he has to pay a heavy penalty for that. Instead of checking weight before departure as we do at the airports, Railways will go with regular checks. Railways have also issued a list of trunks and suitcases with specified dimensions, if your bag doesn't fit in that category then you have to send it to the luggage department of the Railways. The decision was taken in the wake of inconvenience caused by people with extra weight to the fellow passengers. In the last couple of years, Railways and the Indian government have made many statements in making Indian Railways better now we can only wait that how it will affect the lives of people traveling through trains.