IRCTC now charges extra for excess luggage same as the Air travel, and if anyone is caught carrying excess Baggage without Pre-booking, they will have to shell out 6-times more than the standard rates.
How Much is the Luggage Carrying Fee?
If a passenger is traveling in AC first class, they can carry up to 70kgs for free, and for AC 2-tier, the limitation is 50kgs. Meanwhile, in AC 3-tier sleeper, AC chair car, and the sleeper class, carrying luggage up to 40 kgs is allowed, and for 2-class, the limit has been set at 25kgs. Furthermore, the minimum charge for baggage is set at ₹30.
The penalty of Carrying Unbooked Baggage
From now on, people will be fined for carrying unbooked Baggage on the train, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) confirmed. According to an official notification, in case a passenger is detected either en route or at the destination with partially booked or unbooked baggage weighing over the free allowance, the unbooked excess weight exceeding the free allowance of baggage will be charged at six times the luggage scale rate- instead of 6 times of scale -R as earlier.