Be careful carrying extra luggage in Indian Railways!!!
July 11, 2008
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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.