Highlights

  • Rail Min: In case of excess baggage, go to the parcel office and book the luggage.
  • If you have excess luggage without booking the same, you will have to pay out 6-times more than the normal rates.

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Owing to the new baggage rules, the Ministry of Railways recently urged all to travel light unless it is extremely necessary. 

Mind your excess luggage even if you are travelling by train. The Railways ministry is raising public awareness about a regulation that allows the railways to charge for excess luggage while travelling.

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Taking to social media the Ministry of Railways urged all passengers to travel light unless it is extremely necessary. In a recent tweet, the ministry alerted travellers “If the luggage is more than the enjoyment of the journey will be half! Do not travel by train carrying more luggage. In case of excess baggage, go to the parcel office and book the luggage."

This is what your baggage allowance looks like - If you are travelling in AC first class, you can carry up to 70kgs for free, and for AC 2-Tier, the limit is 50Kgs. In AC 3-tier sleeper, AC chair car and the sleeper class, carrying baggage up to 40 kilos is allowed. For 2-class, the limit is up to 25kgs.

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