IRCTC New luggage rules 2022: Passengers Have To Pay Extra

IRCTC New luggage rules 2022: Passengers Have To Pay Extra

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will now impose heavy penalties on travellers for carrying luggage exceeding the permitted limit. If in case you carry excess luggage without booking for the excess, you will now have to pay a fine six times more than the normal rates.

According to the rules, the travellers can carry heavy bags – varying from 40 kg to 70 kg – in the train compartment with them depending on the class they are travelling in. If there is excess baggage, the passenger will have to pay extra charges.

The minimum payment for luggage is Rs 30. The Indian Railways has set the baggage rates according to the coach you are touring in.

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If you are travelling in AC first class, you can carry luggage up to 70 kgs; for AC 2-Tier, it is 50 kg; and for AC 3-tier, it is 40 kg.

For the sleeper class, the limit is up to 40 kgs and 35 kgs for the second class. While Booking your luggage the passenger should present the luggage at the luggage office of the booking station at least 30 minutes before the departure time.

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You can also book the luggage in advance while booking tickets. The Railways Ministry has urged people to travel with minimum required luggage. The ministry tweeted in Hindi which roughly translates to – “If the luggage is more, the pleasures of the journey will be reduced! Do not carry excess luggage while travelling on trains. In case of excess baggage, book the luggage with help.”

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