Relaxation for passengers! Indian Railways discards imposition of penalty plan for carrying over-sufficient baggage | Some Relief To Passengers In Railway Baggage Limit Rule.

A six-day drive has been launched by the national transporter from June 1 to check for over-sufficient baggage in support of new railway baggage limit rule but the decision to strictly impose the luggage limit rule to fine rail passengers up to six times the designated luggage weight had led to boundless criticism with people spreading to social media to denounce the railway baggage limit rule.

As per the rule, the over limit luggage would have to be put in the luggage van.

Under fire for its proposal to impose railway baggage limit rule which is a three-decade-old rule to put a penalty on passengers for carrying over-sufficient baggage, the railways have now prolonged the railway baggage limit rule plan, saying it was only to bring awareness among railway passengers.

Railways Baggage Limit Rule For Bringing Awareness Among Passengers For Carrying Limited Luggage 

A six-day drive has been launched by the national transporter from June 1 to check for over sufficient baggage but the decision to strictly impose the new railway baggage limit rule to fine rail passengers up to six times the designated luggage weight had led to boundless criticism with people spreading to social media to denounce the railway baggage limit rule.

According to “Rajesh Bajpayee”, railway ministry spokesperson, the six-day drive was started to bring awareness among people about how carrying over sufficient luggage causes inconvenience to other passengers.

“It was realised that in the huge summer rush, travellers carrying over-sufficient luggage cause more inconvenience to other passengers. Thus, a special awareness-cum-education drive was started,” he stated.

Indian Railways Luggage Limit Rule | Luggage Limit In Trains

The drive was led to inform travellers about the regulations regarding the free allowance of baggage, the maximum luggage limit in trains that can be carried and other rules, Mr Bajpayee stated.

According to the recommended criterion, a second class and a sleeper class passenger can carry luggage up to 35 kg and 40 kg respectively without any extra luggage charges, and a limit of 70 kg and 80 kg respectively with extra charges for the over limit luggage at the parcel office.

According to the new railway baggage limit rule, the over limit luggage would have to be put in the luggage van.

In the same way, an AC first class traveller can carry up to 70 kg of luggage without extra charges and a limit of 150 kg with extra charge payment for over 80 kg.

An AC second class passenger can carry 50 kg of luggage without extra charge and another 50 kg with extra charge whereas an AC third class passenger, sleeper/AC chair car traveller can carry up to 40 kg without extra charge and a maximum of 80 kg with an extra charge for luggage exceeding 40 kg.

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