Carrying a 40" LCD TV in sleeper/3A

#1 May 2nd, 2012, 19:22
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Has anyone carried a flat 40 inch LCD TV measuring (height 95cm, width 65cm). Will it be fine below the berth- I understand the berth size's are 180*55.

I think regulations allow 50kg, so the TC should not make a problem..

Any thoughts, appreciated ?
#2 May 2nd, 2012, 20:27
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I am not sure whether it will fit in below the birth. But what I am sure that TT would surely detect it and raise objection. I was a victim of a peculier rule of Indian Railways, which says that TV/Computer etc. do not qualify to come under free luggage allowance applicable for a particular class. A few years back I was carrying a small used portable TV (for use of my son studying at B'lore at that time) from Howrah to Bangalore. Lt was detected at Howrah Station itself by the TT. I was given enough indication that if I pay some extra money (bribe) to TT, he will ignore this omission. But I refused to do so and consequently I had to pay a fine of few hundred bucks. On hindsight, I felt that I had done the right thing, as whenever during the journey a TT used to come to check ticket, he religiously located the TV under the birth and would ask for luggage ticket! I was rather amazed to see their efficiency to locate TV under the birth!! Morale of the story is: pre-book the TV as luggage accompanying the passenger by paying extra fees before the train departs.
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Originally Posted by asishdas View Post Morale of the story is: pre-book the TV as luggage accompanying the passenger by paying extra fees before the train departs.
Any idea if it can be done online? or should one book it from the station, before the train departs?

Another quick query - can an assembled desktop be carried by Yuva express (it is a chaircar train)? I mean is there's enough space for it?
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No, online booking is not possible. Reach the station platform from where your train is scheduled to start a little early and approach the TT on Platform (you will find quite a few around)before boarding the train compartment. The TTs are duty bound to issue luggage tickets for the luggage accompanying the passengers. If you do this before boarding the train, no penalty would be payable.

I don't think railway rules pertaining carrying luggage with the passengers are different for Yuba Express. My own assessment is TTs look for Monitor (which resembles TV set) and they would not be able to detect the CPU. They have least concern whether a particular Computer is assembled or branded.

However, if you want to know whether space below the birth in Yuba Express is adequate for accommodating an Assembled Computer or not, I am sorry, I have not yet traveled in Yuba Express and hence I will not be able to comment on this. May be our other friends who had traveled in Yuba Express would offer their opinion.
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Thanks a lot for the response, sir!
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Originally Posted by asishdas View Post ... Reach the station platform from where your train is scheduled to start a little early and approach the TT on Platform (you will find quite a few around)before boarding the train compartment. The TTs are duty bound to issue luggage tickets for the luggage accompanying the passengers...
Asishda, Just now I checked the rulebook which says
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Luggage which is required to travel by the same train with the owner should be presented at the luggage office of the booking station at least 30 minutes before the advertised departure time of the train . Passengers booking their accommodation in advance are permitted to book their luggage in advance at the same time.
IMO, TV/computer should also be treated as accompanying luggage, hence should be taken to luggage office.
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The TV needs to be presented in a well packed manner to the luggage office. The concerned personnel shall weigh the TV; check for its measurement and would then issue a slip concerning the same. If the measurements of the TV are within the prescribed limit, then one would not need to pay anything. The same receipt has to be carried all the time at the time of traveling and is to be shown to any authorized person (RPF/TTE/Checking Squad) when asked for the same.

Yuva has a 3*3 layout with no pushback seats and the least space possible; making it difficult for one to stretch their legs.
Assuming the height between the chair and the ground would be the same, it would still be a challenge for anyone to keep such a bulky luggage beneath his seat.
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The passenger may carry thus booked TV/computer (along with them), whether it is well packed or not
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I must confess I (like many other rail travelers) am quite ignorant of railway rules & regulations. I narrated an actual incident. While I was carrying a portable TV, I used my common logic and came to the conclusion that since the TV is weighing only 10 KG or so and since my accompanying luggage including the TV was not exceeding the permissible free luggage limit for AC-2 passengers, I have every right to carry the TV along with me without paying any extra fees. I was not at all aware that there are some fine print and there are certain exceptions to the free luggage rules. Under this exceptions, the TV, Computer (and some more) etc. are not covered. even if his total luggage is very much withing permissible free weight limit. In my case, the TTE caught me inside the compartment and charged me fine and issued official extra luggage ticket or some such documents. If my memory does not fail, I think I have seen (on a separate occasion) passengers paying fees to TTEs on the platform and TTEs are issuing receipts of some additional items being carried with them. But I think this is applicable for the luggage being carried along with the passengers. In case other luggage, which is transported in Luggage Van, needs to be pre booked at the Luggage Office of the respective Station.
Again, I repeat, I am no expert in railway rules and I stand corrected if proved wrong.
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Ashis DA,

you are correct!!!
Although a TV set is carried in the compartment it should be booked as a luggage and the luggage fare is to be paid.
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Originally Posted by nickwane View Post Hi-
Has anyone carried a flat 40 inch LCD TV measuring (height 95cm, width 65cm). Will it be fine below the berth- I understand the berth size's are 180*55.

I think regulations allow 50kg, so the TC should not make a problem..

Any thoughts, appreciated ?

I am also facing the same issue. I want to carry 40 inch LED from Chennai to Cochin. What was your experience? If you can share, it will be very helpful


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