Luggage booking Rules in Indian Railway

Article of household uses and personal uses which are required by the passengers during their journey or immediately after the journey is accepted by the Indian railway for booking as luggage. Articles of commercial nature which are carried for the purpose of trade and not intended for the personal use of passengers is not accepted as luggage and such articles cannot be carried by a passenger in his compartment.

Indian railway has nominated some free articles that can be carried by a passenger which are known as free articles. Walking stick, Umbrella, Tiffin Box, Small Ice Box, Hand bag and small attache case are free articles which are not chargeable.

It means a certain weight of personal luggage that is allowed to be carried free of charge during travel. This weight varies from class to class. This weight is known as Free allowance.

If one wants to book any article that is acceptable as luggage one will have to approach the Parcel Office of a station from which journey is to be started. Luggage so booked can be taken freely inside a compartment. But bulky articles, motor cycles etc., cannot go inside a compartment and those are carried in a luggage van. Television set more than 20 inch size is chargeable at 20 kilogram per television set and charged accordingly.

If any such chargeable article is detected during mid stations checking such articles are charged six time the normal rate. So it is advisable to book luggage before the commencement of journey to avoid being penalized by ticket checking staff.

A quantity of luggage is considered at the time charging Un Booked Luggage or Partially Booked Luggage by the Ticket checking staff. Minimum Charge is Rs. 30. 12 per cent surcharge is also paid if a piece of luggage is booked in any super fast trains.

Book your luggage beforehand and travel hassle free. Travel with light luggage and shift your bulky articles to luggage vans. This will ensure free movement of other fellow passengers as train compartment is not meant for carrying luggage.

Track your luggage - http://www.parcel.indianrail.gov.in/

Transporting Bike trough Indian Railway[edit]

Bike can be send through Indian railways in 2 ways, either as a Parcel or if the passenger is also traveling with it, with a ticket.

It costs about Rs 1500 for 1200 KM. Based on the cost of the bike, the owner of the bike may have to pay insurance as well.

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**BOOKING OF LUGGAGE AND ACCESSORIES** You are eligible for a Free Allowance, a Marginal Allowance and a maximum ceiling on the luggage carried in the compartment for each class of travel. You will find this explained in more detail, in the table below: Class Free Allowance Ac First Class 70 Kgs Ac 2-Tier Sleeeper/First class 50 kgs AC 3-Tier Sleeper/AC Chair car 40 kgs Sleeper Class(Exp/Ordy) 40 kgs Second Class(Exp/Ordy) 35 kgs You are allowed to carry luggage along with with you, in your compartment, at no extra cost, if it does not exceed the free allowance, However, you should avoid carrying offensive, explosive and dangerous articles. Prams, Umbrellas, TV sets, Laptop computers and Wheel Chairs for handicapped passengers are permitted within Free allowance and can be carried in person. Free allowance is not admissible on articles like cycles, scooters etc. Modified Scooter and Motorised Tri-wheeler moped belonging to Orthopaedically Handicapped Persons may be booked in Brake-van, accommodation permitting, (not in compartment) at 75% concession in charges provided that it is carried by the same train in which the concerned Orthopaedically Handicapped Person is travelling, on the production of the certificate from Government Doctor. Please approach the Luggage Booking Office at least 30 minutes prior to the departure of train in order to have your luggage weighed by the Railway authorities. Please Note : Children aged 5 and below 12 years will be allowed half of the above quantity to the maximum of 50 kg. Luggage in excess of the Free Allowance indicated alongside should be booked at the Luggage Office, paid for and your tickets endorsed by cross-referencing the luggage ticket number, before commencing your journey. **Penalties for irregular carriage of luggage by passengers** If you are found travelling with unbooked or partially booked luggage in excess of the Free Allowance space you are liable to be charged a penalty, either at stations enroute or at the destination station. The penalty would be as follows : Excess Carried Penalty:Luggage exceeding the Free Allowance but within Marginal Allowance Normal luggage rates for weight exceeding the Free Allowance will be collected (subject to a minimum of Rs. 30/- Luggage exceeding Free Allowance and Marginal Allowance. Six times the luggage scale rate for weight exceeding the Free Allowance will be collected (subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-) after deducting charges, if any, paid at originating station. If detected as holding more than one ticket to avail the Free Allowance or to carry extra luggage, you will be permitted a Free Allowance for the actual number of passengers travelled. The excess weight will be charged Six times the luggage scale rate (Subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-) Other tickets will stand cancelled. **Convenient baggage dimension limits to be carried inside the compartment** 100 cm x 60 cm x 25 cm for all classes except AC 3 Tier and AC Chair Car. 55 cm x 45 cm x 22.5 cm for AC 3 Tier and AC Chair Car. If you are carrying baggage in excess of the above measurements or maximum weight limits, please book the same to be carried in Brake/Luggage Vans of trains. CARRYING OF PET DOGS You can take your pet dog along with you in AC First Class or First Class, provided you reserve either a two berth or a four berth compartment exclusively for your use, paying the luggage scale rate for 60 kg. Passengers travelling in other classes are not permitted to carry the dog along with them. The dog can be booked and carried in the Luggage/Brake Van paying the luggage scale rate for 30 kg. Specially designed Dog Boxes are available in the Brake Van for this purpose. The minimum luggage scale rate is Rs. 30/- per dog. Passengers may contact the Luggage Office to book their pet dogs. Passengers detected carrying dogs unbooked will be charged six times the luggage scale rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-. CLAIMS FOR GOODS AND PARCELS Non-receipt of goods and parcels can be reported to the NO Recipts Cell (N.R. Cell) at the Headquarters office or at Divisional Offices for tracing the goods/parcels. For goods and parcels not received, short received or damaged, a claim has to be made to the Chief Claims Office, South Central Railway, Secunderabad –500071 for consignments booked to stations on South Central Railway. Claims have to be made in the prescribed format. Please enclose necessary documents alongwith your claim application. Claims have to be preferred within six months from the date of entrustment/booking of the goods. Consignors submitting such claims must enclose a letter of authority from the consignee as the claim is normally paid to him. Under section 103 of the Indian Railways Act, 1989, the consignor should declare the value of the consignment and pay percentage charge on excess value in order to be eligible for a compensation equal to actual value of the consignment. Otherwise, the Claimant will only be compensated at the rate of Rs.100/- per kg. for baggage and at rate of Rs.50/- per kg for other goods. FIRE HAZARD You are requested not to carry any inflammable or combustible materials, when you travel. Please avoid throwing lighted matches or cigarette butts in coaches. Refrain from using stoves and sigris inside the compartments. These can cause fire hazards. BOOKING OF RESERVED CARRIAGE/TOURIST CARS/SALLON AND SPECIAL TRAIN AT FULL TARIFF RATES To facilitate group travel, the Railways provide carriage/tourist car/saloon and even special train. Application for these should be made in prescribed form and sent to the Chief Operations Manager, S. C. Railway, Headquarters Office/Secunderabad. Please include a Cash receipt/ Money Receipt of Rs.10,000/- per coach or 1,50,000/- per special train subjectto minimum of 15 (Fifteen) Coaches as security deposit. Charges includes fare, service charge, Safety surcharge detention charge and empty haulage charge. The minimum distance is chargeable is 500 Kms. For one way and 1000 km for round trip. Mail/Express adult fares will be levied on point to point basis for the carrying capacity of the coach or actual number of passengers travelling whichever si more. No concession is granted to students, senior citizens, freedom fighters tec. Further details can be had from the Chief Commercial Manager, S.C. Railway headquarters Office, Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad – 500 071 COMPENSATION FOR TRAIN ACCIDENT OR UNTOWARD INCIDENT Indian Railways have insured every Railway passenger against her/his death or injury in train accidents as defined under section 124 of Indian Railways Act 1989. Similarly every Rail passenger and platform ticket holder is also insured against death or injury on account of (Untoward incidents) as defined under section 124 A of the act such as death/injury on account of commission of a terrorist act, violent attack, robbery, dacoity, rioting, shootout, arson by any person in or on any train carrying passenger or in the waiting hall, cloak room, reservationor booking office on ay platform or in any other place within the precincts of a Railway station for accidental falling of any passenger from a train carrying passenger. The dependents of dead or injured passenger or his authorised agent have to approach Railway Claim Tribunal which decides the claims. Compensation for deaths or a permanent disability in Rs.4 Lakhs. In case of injury the minimum amount is Rs.32000/- and maximum is Rs.4 Lakhs depending upon the gravity of injury. Immediately after the accident or untoward incident has taken place, ex-gratia amounting to Rs.15,000/- to the dependents of dead passengers, Rs.5000/- to the grievously injured and Rs.500/- to the simple injured is also given to take care of immediate needs.

Hi, as per commercial circular 54/2002 of Railways, motorized triwheelers of handicap person may be booked in Brake-van, accommodation permitting, (not in compartment) at 100% concession (without any carrying charge) in charges provided that it is carried by the same train in which the concerned Orthopaedically Handicapped Person is travelling, on the production of the certificate from Government Doctor.

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