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Luggage Rules, Luggage Booking Rules, Fares

June 21st, 2009 Comments off

Indian Railways has prescribed certain rules regarding carrying the luggage in trains during travel. Luggage which cannot be completely and legibly identified in English or Hindi language is not permitted for carriage by train. One needs to ensure that the luggage should be securely packed otherwise it will not be permitted for carriage and booking unless the sender or his agent submits a forwarding note about the defects or improper packing.

Luggage RulesLuggage needs to be presented at least 30 minutes before scheduled train departure at the booking office in case the owner is travelling by the same train. In case a passenger is seeking advance railway reservation then he is allowed to book the luggage in advance at the same time.

If a package is weighs above 100 Kgs or exceeds 1m*1m*0.7m in outside measurement then bulky surcharge is applied to it. Bulky surcharge is usually levied at twice the normal rate. Nasty articles, inflammable, explosive, dangerous articles, empty gas cylinders, acids and other corrosive substance are not allowed to be booked as luggage.

The outside measurement of 100 cms. x 60 cms x 25 cms of suitcase, trunks  and boxes are permitted in the passenger compartments to be carried as personal luggage.  Merchandized items are not allowed for carriage and booking as personal luggage in the compartment.

Patients under medical supervision with certificate are allowed to carry oxygen cylinder with its stand in all classes.  Oxygen cylinder and its stand are granted free allowance of luggage.  In case of luggage of larger dimension, brake van is used to carry it.

The Maximum quantity permitted including free allowance, free allowance, marginal allowance for the various classes of accommodation are as follows :

Ac first Class : The Free allowance is 70 Kgs, marginal allowance is 15 Kgs and Maximum quantity permitted including free allowance is 150 Kgs.

Indian Railways Luggage RulesAC 2-Tier sleeper/First class : The Free allowance is 50 Kgs, marginal allowance is 10 Kgs and Maximum quantity permitted including free allowance is 100 Kgs.

AC 3-tier sleeper/AC chair car : The Free allowance is 40 Kgs, marginal allowance is 10 Kgs and Maximum quantity permitted including free allowance is 40 Kgs.

Sleeper class : The Free allowance is 40 Kgs, marginal allowance is 10 Kgs and Maximum quantity permitted including free allowance is 80 Kgs.

Second class : The Free allowance is 35 Kgs, marginal allowance is 10 Kgs and Maximum quantity permitted including free allowance is 70 Kgs.

Indian Railways Luggage Rules



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