How to Travel With Dogs in Train: Indian Railways Pet Travel Rules

How to Travel With Dogs in Train: Indian Railways Pet Travel Rules

We just now had an article on pet-friendly hotels in Bangalore and before that, we had an article on dog-friendly restaurants in Bangalore. As said in the last article we are now talking about how to travel with dogs in train and here we would tell you all the rules and regulations related to it.

Guidelines While Traveling With Indian Railways

  1. A passenger can take his/ her pet only in first class or AC first class. The passenger has to book either two or four birth compartment exclusively for themselves and their pet and you would need to pay some charges too.
  2. If you are not able to find AC first class or first class ticket then you are not allowed in travel in any other class with your pet. You may always book your pet in Luggage/Brake Van after paying the charges and charges may differ according to the train type. There are specially designed boxes available with Indian railways for this purpose.
  3. If you would like to book your pet in Luggage/Brake Van then you would need to contact Railways parcel office at any railway platform.
  4. If you are caught traveling with your pet by any railway authority then you would be spot fined as per the rules.
  5. 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 traveling 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/-
  6. A passenger traveling in First Air condition 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 remaining in the compartment, it will be removed to the Guard's van, no refund is given.
  7. 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/-
  8. Charge for dog carried in reserved compartments will be levied at the dog-box rate. Any dog detected unbooked will be charged six times the Luggage Scale Rate subject to a minimum of Rs.50/- 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.
  9. Owner will only have to arrange for their food and water supply and need to make sure other passengers are not getting troubled because of it.
  10. 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 children under 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 is subject to a minimum of Rs.20/- for each dog.

So this was about few guidelines which you need to follow while traveling with Indian Railways.

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