Each passenger is allowed a free allowance upto which he can carry luggage with him in the compartment, free of cost. The free allowance varies for different classes of travel. Children aged 5 and below 12 years are allowed half of the free allowance subject to the maximum of 50 Kgs. You are also permitted a marginal allowance. there is a maximum ceiling on the luggage which can be carried inside the compartment for each class. These are indicated in the table below : -
If your luggage marginally exceeds the free allowance, you will be charged at the normal luggage rates applicable to your class of travel. Make sure to book your excess luggage in the luggage office, pay the prescribed charges and get your tickets endorsed by cross-referencing the luggage ticket details, before commencing your journey. Free allowance is not admissible for articles such as scooters, cycles etc.
RULES FOR CARRYING PETS,DOGS,HORSES OTHER LIVE ANIMALS AND BIRDS Risk:-(1)Under section 77-A of the Indian Railway Act,the liability of Railways as carriers of animals is limited as specfied below,unless the sender elects to pay the percentage charge on value as shown in the Rule 1301:- Per Head Elephants Rs.1500/- Horses Rs.750/- Mules,Camels or Horned Cattle Rs.200/- Donkeys,sheep,goats,dogs and other animals or birds Rs.30/- (2)The sender or his authorized agent is required to declare the value of each animal on the Forwarding Note when the value of an animal exceeds the amount specified above.The sender or his authorised agentmust also record in the Forwarding Note whether he engages to pay the notified percentage charge on value.Should he elect no to pay the notified percentage value on value,the animal will be accepted for carriage under the terms and conditions of Section 77-A of Indian Railway Act. (3)The Railway will not be liable for the loss,destruction or damage arising from freight or restiveness of the animal or from overloading of vehicle or wagon by the consigner or his agent or delay not caused by the negligence or misconduct of their servants,irrespective of whether the sender has engaged to pay the percentage charge on value or not. (4)Railway will not be responsible for the loss,destruction,damage, deterioration or non_delivery of animals after the termination of transit as defined in Rule 153. RULE AND RATES FOR CONVEYANCE OF DOGS:(1)Dogs when carried in the break-van and/or A.C.C. and first class passenger compartments will be charged for at Scale 'L'(luggage Rates)on the basis of weights indicated below,subject to a minimum charge of Rs.10/- per dog,charges being Prepaid:- When carried in break_van(Dog-Box) 30 Kgs When carried in passengers compartments 60 Kgs "Seeing Eye" dog travelling with a blind person in the compartment(First class) will,however,be charged the same tariff as for dogs carried in brake_van. The dogs must be provided with Collars and Chains.Owners should make their own arrangements for food and water for the dog during the journey.Dogs detected unbooked will be charged at six times the Luggage Scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/- (2)A passenger travelling in First Aircondition class or first class may take a dog into the compartment only with the concurrence of fellow passengers on payment of charges vide Clause(1) above.The charges are to be prepaid.If fellow passengers subsequently object to the dog remainig in the compartment,it will be removed to the Guard's van,no refund being given.Dogs detected unbooked with the passenger in IA and Ist class compartments will be charged six times the Luggage scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/-. A lady travelling alone with childrenunder 12 years of age in a first class compartment may take with her in the compartment one dog on payment of charges at the Dog Box Rates,subject to a minimum of Rs.10/-provided that if another lady enters the compartment,the dog can only be allowed to remain in the compartment with her consent.Any dog detected unbooked will be charged at double the dog-box rate for the distance up to the point of detection and at the dog-box rate for the distance beyond the total charge being subject to a minimum of Rs.20/- for each dog. (3)Dogs are not allowed to be carried in ACC Sleeper Coaches,Acc chair car coaches sleeper class and second class coaches.If a dog is found being carried in contravention of this rule,it will be removed immediately to the brake-van and charges will be levied six times the Luggage Scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/- (4)Charge for dog carried in reserved compartments will be levied at the dog-box rate.Any dog tetected unbooked will be charged six times the Luggage Scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/- (5)Large dogs which cannot be carried in the dog-box of a brake van will be carried in a special vehicle at the same rates and conditions as for horses.