Railway draws back order to impose fine on excessive luggage after receiving backlash

Railways had issued the rule that if the weight of the goods exceeds the limit, then the person will be charged six times the amount of the fee.

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After receiving criticism for the decision to impose a penalty on extra luggage from the fixed load, Railways withdrew the order. Withdrawing the order, the railways said that the order was issued to create awareness amongst the passengers. Railways had decided to impose the fine on people carrying additional goods than the necessary limit from June 1 to June 6.

Railways had issued the rule that if the weight of the goods exceeds the limit, then the person will be charged six times the amount of the fee.

Passengers travelling in sleeper class and second class can carry luggage weighing up-to 40 kg and 35 kg, respectively. Similarly, a passenger travelling in AC First class could carry up to 70 kgs of luggage for free and a maximum of 150 kgs after paying a fee for the extra 80 kgs. While an AC two-tier passenger was allowed to carry 50 kgs of luggage for free and a maximum of 100 kgs after paying a fee for the excess of 50 kgs.

Earlier, Railways had received the complaints from several passengers that they had faced problems from their co-passengers who carried too much luggage.

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