Don’t Carry Excess Luggage Next Time You Travel In Train, Here’s Why
Indian Railways also has also decided certain rules related to the luggage carrying apart from the rules for reservation and cancellation of tickets. The passengers of trains are allowed to carry their luggage in the compartment of Indian Railways that too free of cost. According to Indian Railways, the free allowance for the different classes of travel also varies. The children between the age group of five to twelve years are allowed half of the free allowance subject to the maximum of 50 Kgs. For the passengers, there is a maximum ceiling on the luggage that can be carried inside the compartment for each class of the train.
The passengers are not allowed to carry offensive articles, explosive, dangerous, inflammable articles and empty gas cylinders, dead poultry, and game, acids and other corrosive substance with them. Any trunks, suitcase, and boxes with the measurement of 100 cms. x 60 cms x 25 cms (length x breadth x height) is not allowed to be carried by the passenger. Any trunks, suitcase, and boxes that exceed any one of the dimension need to be booked and carried in the brake van and are not permitted in the passengers’ compartment.
The trunks or suitcase with the maximum measurement of 55 cmsx45 cms x 22.5 cms can be carried in the AC-3 tier and AC chair car compartment. Any patient under the medical certificate can carry an oxygen cylinder with its supporting stand are permitted for all the classes and the free allowance of luggage is granted on oxygen cylinder and its supporting stand. Any merchandized items are not allowed for booking and carriage in the compartment. The minimum charge for the objects of larger dimension is Rs.30.
Apart from this, Indian Railways has recently launched a new app ‘Menu on Rail’ for the passengers to order food on the train. This app will ensure that the passengers are not being overcharged. Piyush Goyal who is the current railway minister launched the new app ‘Menu on Rail’.
This app will be used to spread awareness among passengers about the different menu options on various Indian Railways trains and stations and the price of these food items. This new app will help prevent the passengers from getting overcharged by the caterers. The passengers travelling in Mail/Express including Humsafar Trains, Rajdhani Trains, Shatabdi Trains, Duronto Trains, Gatiman Express and Tejas Express will be able to view the menu in this new application launched by IRCTC.
Prices of the food items such as Tea, Coffee, Packaged Drinking Water, Standard Veg (Thali), Standard Non-veg (Thali), Standard Veg (Casserole) and Standard Non-veg (Casserole) will be available on the ‘Menu on Rail’ app. The prices of these food items on the trains and also on the railway stations will be available on the application.