Railways to charge for excess baggage 30yrs after making rule

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Railways to charge for excess baggage 30yrs after making rule

As a result of numerous complaints regarding excess baggage being towed into train compartments, the Railways has decided to strictly enforce its over-three-decades-old baggage allowance rules. The rules provide for passengers paying up to six times the stipulated amount as penalty if caught travelling with luggage above the alloted limit, an official said on Tueasday.

According to the prescribed norms, a sleeper class and a second class passenger can carry luggage weighing 40 kg and 35 kg respectively without paying any extra money and a maximum of 80 kg and 70 kg respectively by paying for excess luggage at the parcel office. The excess luggage would have to be put in the luggage van.