Niraj Bhatt – Architect's Blog

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Be careful carrying extra luggage in Indian Railways!!!

This came as real surprise. I was trying to send a personal computer of mine back to my native with my mother. She was on a casual visit. We managed to reach railway station just on time due to ubiquitous traffic issues. We had just boarded the train and a person claiming to be an authorized luggage checker told us that we can’t carry the PC as per Indian railway norms. And if we need to carry one, we need to obtain a extra luggage ticket, for which we had no time. He took a fine from us approx. Rs. 938 & issued a token for the same😦 . There were many people doing the similar checks & TC also confirmed this rule. Not sure when this rule was introduced, but I wish it had been publicized more for benefit of general public. Hope you don’t repeat my mistake. Also let me know if you do have any similar experiences.

4 responses to “Be careful carrying extra luggage in Indian Railways!!!

  1. prateek rathaur December 3, 2009 at 8:03 am

    yea buddy..
    same is ma story but i paid a bigger amount f 1320/-
    and at d tym when i was about 2 reach ma destination..
    they said if u dun haved ticket ..u’ll evn have to pay the fine which was around 6 times of the real ticket price..
    i ws screwed..!!

    newayz ..the same situation has arised now again..i gotta carry ma PC thru ya knw the legal way of doing it..
    plz try 2 help out @ ur earliest..!!

    • nirajrules December 3, 2009 at 7:12 pm

      I think you got to register with the railway transport in advance and get some receipt of it which you can show when questioned. Better you check with railway authorities to confirm. All the best!!!

  2. manub22 March 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Bad experience Niraj. Luck I was as I didn’t faced any such situation, as I used to carry my PC to my home-town (Delhi to Kathgodam) during 1-2 months vacation, twice a year (every semester end) i.e. 6 times in 3 years.

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