Passengers are allowed to book and carry excess luggage beyond free allowance, with them in the compartment up to the maximum prescribed class-wise limit on payment of charges at 1.5 times of luggage rate. The classwise maximum limit is as under:
|1st AC||150 kgs|
|First class/AC-2 tier||100 kgs|
|AC 3 tier/ AC Chair Car||40 kgs|
|Sleeper Class||80 kgs|
|Second Class||70 kgs|
When a passenger is detected either enroute or at the destination with unbooked or partially booked luggage weighing more than the free allowance/maximum prescribed class-wise limits, penalty as per rule is levied.
This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha