Whenever we people travel in Airlines we always think about Baggage allowances and we try not to exceed its limit , if it is necessary for us to carry Luggage more than its limit we are mentally prepared to pay more . but when it comes to Indian railways people don’t think about Baggage allowances and carry as much He or She wants but there is Baggage allowances in Indian railways too and in this post you will getting information regarding that . now first of all we will talk about Free allowance : Each passenger is allowed a free allowance up to which he can carry Luggage with him in the Compartment, free of cost. The free allowance varies for different classes of travel. aged 5 Children aged 5 and below 12 years are allowed half of the free allowance subject to the maximum of 50 Kgs . You are also permitted a marginal allowance . There is a maximum ceiling on the Luggage which can be carried inside the Compartment for each class. These are indicated in the table below :
|Class||Free allowance||Marginal allowance||Maximum quantity permitted ( including free allowance)|
|AC First Class||70 Kgs||15 Kgs||150 Kgs|
|AC 2-Tier sleeper/First class||50 Kgs||10 Kgs||100 Kgs|
|AC 3-tier sleeper/AC chair car||40 Kgs||10 Kgs||40 Kgs|
|Sleeper class||40 Kgs||10 Kgs||80 Kgs|
|Second class||35 Kgs||10 Kgs||70 Kgs|
The maximum limit includes free allowance.
When a passenger is detected either en route or at the destination with un booked or partially booked Luggage weighing more than the free allowance, the excess un booked weight exceeding free allowance of Luggage is charged at six times the luggage scale rate instead of 6 times of scale – R as earlier. However, if un booked or partially booked Luggage is detected more than the free allowance of then luggage but within the marginal allowance, it is charged at 1.5 times the luggage scale rate. when a passenger is detected either en route or at destination with un booked or partially booked luggage weighing more than the maximum limit permitted the excess weight exceeding free allowance of luggage is charged at six times of the luggage scale rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-.
luggage beyond the above quantity can be booked in advance and carried in brake Van.
If your Luggage marginally exceeds the free allowance, you will be charged at the normal luggage rates applicable to your class of travel. Above marginal allowance penalty will be charged, If detected . Make sure to book your excess luggage in the luggage office, pay the prescribed charges and get your tickets endorsed by cross-referencing the luggage ticket details, before commencing your journey. Free allowance is not admissible for articles such as scooters, cycles etc.
Now Let us Talk about the Dimensions Allowances of Luggage : Trunks, suitcase and boxes having outside measurement of 100 cms. x 60 cms x 25 cms (length x breadth x height) will be allowed to be carried in the passenger compartments as personal luggage. If the trunks, suitcase, and boxes, which in outside measurement exceed any one of the dimension, such articles are required to be booked and carried in the brake van and not in the passengers’ compartment . Maximum size of the trunks/suitcase than can be carried in the AC-3 tire and AC chair Car compartment is 55 cmsx45 cms x 22.5 cms.
Oxygen Cylinder with its supporting stand with patients under medical certificate can be permitted to be carried in all classes. Free allowance of luggage will be granted on oxygen cylinder and its supporting stand.
Luggages of larger dimension are to be carried only by Brake Van . The minimum charge for Luggage is Rs.30.
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Luggage is the major problem at the time of summers in the trains going towards Uttar Pradesh and Bihar the people used to carry big amount of luggage with them and break the comfort of other people i had saw in some of the cases they put their luggage in side upper Berths and break the comfort of fellow passengers so next time whenever you will travelling in Indian railways you should take care about the allowances .