If you are travelling with more luggage then you will not have to face any difficulty in booking the luggage separately by going to the station. Rail passengers from all over the country will not have to travel to the parcel offices for booking luggage beyond the limit they are carrying during the journey. Keeping in view the facilities of the passengers, a plan is being made to provide e-luggage facility like e-ticket soon. Currently, this facility of booking e-luggage will be available for passengers booking e-tickets.
Later, all passengers will be able to take advantage of this scheme. A railway official said that the Center for Railway Information (CRIS) has also started work for software changes. By next month, the e-luggage scheme may start in Jaipur division including Delhi division and Agra division. Railway official told that the senior divisional commercial manager of the Railway Board Delhi, Agra, Jaipur division has been asked about what kind of problems can be faced at the local level in implementing this scheme and how can they be overcome. In September, the Railway Board has been called for a meeting so that the new facility will not cause any inconvenience to the railway passengers.
If the luggage is taken without booking more than the prescribed weight, then a penalty of 6 times is imposed.
According to railway rules, passenger coaches can carry personal luggage even within the prescribed limit according to the category. If he carries weight or larger luggage than the prescribed limit, booking is to be done in the railway. As of now, the booking has to go to the parcel office of the station. There the charge is charged according to the weight and distance of the luggage. A passenger carries more than the prescribed weight without being booked, and the railway charges a fine of up to 6 times from the passenger on the artillery.
How much luggage can be taken in which class:
Sleeper 40 kg
Ac 3 40 kg
Ac 2 50 kg
Ac 1 70 kg
Railways is working on a plan to provide a variety of facilities to passengers. One of these schemes is the e-luggage scheme. The scheme is being implemented as a pilot project. On September 18, a meeting has been called in the Railway Board, in which the policy will be prepared after discussing several issues including its payment mode, rate, safety. – Deepak Kumar, CPRO, Northern Railway