People often tend to go overboard while packing bags for a serene holiday or even while going to visit their family in their native places. It has been a tendency and largely followed by all in Indian culture to carry gifts if visiting your near and dear ones or carry eatables and other items in bulk while holidaying which actually piles on as excess luggage.
Keeping the Indian culture and tendency in mind the Indian railways has set Rules for luggage which can be carried by each passenger on board. The personal requirements of the passengers which will be required by him during the course of journey alone is termed as luggage. Bulky goods, explosives and other dangerous goods too cannot be carried as luggage.
Every passenger is allowed only a certain amount of free allowance up to which you can carry with you in the compartments, free of cost. The free allowance is the facility provided by Indian railways according to which you can carry your luggage varies as per the class of the ticket booked for travel.
If in case your luggage marginally exceeds the quantity of the free allowance allowed in the train, you will be charged as per the normal luggage rates which are applicable to your class of travel. Air- conditioned and first class passengers though can enjoy the luxury of carrying ice boxes, attaché cases but not suitcases, small handbags all free of charge.
A person can carry the excess luggage by booking it in the luggage office, paying the excess charges applicable for the same. You should also get your tickets endorsed by cross-checking the luggage ticket details before beginning your journey.
All luggages are important and each passenger is responsible on its own for taking care of its valuables. Take care of your belongings while on board.