Railway passengers to pay 6-time penalty for carrying excess luggage

Updated:6 months, 1 week ago IST

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Jun 06 (ANI): Following the complaints of excessive luggage being towed into train compartments, the Indian Railways is all set to implement new set of rules. The over-three-decades-old baggage allowance rules will come in practice according to which if a passenger is caught travelling with overweight luggage, he/she has to pay up to six times the stipulated amount as penalty. According to prescribed norms, a sleeper class and second class passenger can carry a luggage weighing 40 kg and 35 kg respectively without paying any extra money. A maximum of 80 kg and 70 kg respectively can be carried by paying for the excess luggage at the parcel office. In addition, the extra luggage has to be put in the luggage van.

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