Indian Railways has termed the news related to fine or higher fares for carrying goods more than a limit in the train as a rumor. That is, you will not have to spend any extra money on taking luggage without booking in the train. Ministry of Railways refuted claims about any change in the luggage police and said it is the same for the last 10 years.
The Railways has also made a tweet on the news of the new luggage policy in trains and the fine or excess fare for carrying goods in excess of the stipulated limit. Railway wrote in a tweet that, news has been published on some social media platforms and digital news channels that in the last few days, the policy of carrying goods during the journey has been changed by the Railways.
In this regard, it is clarified that no circular/order has been issued by Indian Railways in this regard yet. The present policy is very old and is in effect for more than 10 years.
News item covered on some social media/digital news platforms that the luggage policy of railways has recently been changed, is incorrect.— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) June 6, 2022
It is hereby clarified that no change has been made in the recent past and the existing luggage policy is enforced for more than 10 years.
The Railways Ministry took to Twitter and issued a clarification which said, “News item covered on some social media/digital news platforms that the luggage policy of railways has recently been changed, is incorrect. It is hereby clarified that no change has been made in the recent past and the existing luggage policy is enforced for more than 10 years.”
Let us tell you that for the last few days there were reports going on in the media that the luggage policy has been changed by the Railways. According to the news going on in the media, Indian Railways will now impose heavy fines on passengers for carrying goods in excess of the limit. If you are caught carrying extra baggage without booking, you will now have to pay six times the normal rates.
अगर सामान होगा ज्यादा, तो सफर का आनंद होगा आधा!— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) May 29, 2022
अधिक सामान ले कर रेल यात्रा ना करें। सामान अधिक होने पर पार्सल कार्यालय जा कर लगेज बुक कराएं। pic.twitter.com/gUuishbqr5
According to the rules, passengers can carry heavy luggage ranging from 40 kg to 70 kg in the train compartment, depending on the class in which the passenger is traveling. If there is extra baggage, the passenger may have to pay an additional charge.
This led to speculations that the Ministry is going to charge a high amount from passengers for carrying extra luggage similar to what several airlines follow. Many reports even released a list that mentioned how much amount a passenger will be charged for the luggage.
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