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India's Bullet Train Passengers May Be Charged for Extra Baggage - Report

Infra News - Published on Wed, 17 Jul 2019

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Hindustan Times reported that passengers travelling on India’s first superfast bullet train may have to pay for the luggage they check in. To discourage travellers from carrying heavy luggage, the National High Speed Rail Corporation, which is executing the project linking Mumbai and Ahmedabad, plans to charge them for the bags they check in. Every coach in the train will contain sufficient space for hand baggage. In the last coach, however, some seats will likely be removed to make space for the extra check-in luggage,for which passengers may have to pay extra a first for a train in India. The introduction of the country’s first bullet train, known as the Shinkansen in Japan and expected to be operational in 2022, will mark India’s shift to an era of high-speed trains capable of hitting speeds of up to 350 kilometres per hour.

According to NHSRCL, the Japanese are used to travelling light and on their bullet trains, no extra space is kept apart for check-in luggage. The trains meant for India will be redesigned to accommodate luggage.

Mr Achal Khare, managing director of NHSRCL, said that “Basically the idea is to discourage heavy luggage There has to be some kind of control. The idea is not to earn money from people. If we allow it free, there will be no control. There will also be specified dimension for both hand and check-in baggage.”

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Wed, 17 Jul 2019
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