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#1 Nov 13th, 2010, 16:10
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Hi,

I am confused whether it is legal or not to carry a bottle of whiskey in a long distant train.

I've carried a lot of times, never had problem because my baggage was never checked.

Recently, I heard that a passenger was harassed by the cops for carrying liquor. Is there any restriction like there are restrictions for carrying inflammable items e.g. petrol, kerosene, LPG, etc.

I don't think whiskey is considered as inflammable item for its alcohol content....

Kindly, someone put some light on this issue.
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Originally Posted by Dhrubatara View Post Hi,

I am confused whether it is legal or not to carry a bottle of whiskey in a long distant train.

I've carried a lot of times, never had problem because my baggage was never checked.

Recently, I heard that a passenger was harassed by the cops for carrying liquor. Is there any restriction like there are restrictions for carrying inflammable items e.g. petrol, kerosene, LPG, etc.

I don't think whiskey is considered as inflammable item for its alcohol content....

Kindly, someone put some light on this issue.
Surely you can carry a bottle of whiskey, but you know sometimes nose of RPF works very well and surely they will not miss any chance of having it with some fine for chat.
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That is the point.
If there is really any law, I've nothing to do....
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I think its drinking the alcohol on the train that is not allowed.

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as far as i know you can carry two sealed bottles of alcohol anywhere exept dry states in india. none can challenge you but of course you cant drink it on the train.its illegal.
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There are "bottle detectors" at New Delhi railway station now. I had a bottle of duty free in my baggage (I was in Delhi for a couple of days before the train journey). The guy at the machine tried to get me to pay some money to let me take the bottle thru. I refused to pay. He gave up trying to get money out of me.
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Originally Posted by rikko View Post There are "bottle detectors" at New Delhi railway station now. I had a bottle of duty free in my baggage (I was in Delhi for a couple of days before the train journey). The guy at the machine tried to get me to pay some money to let me take the bottle thru. I refused to pay. He gave up trying to get money out of me.
you see i was right. none can challenge two bottles(sealed)anywhere but dry states in India.i had the same problem in train once as i had only one bottle which i wanted to gift to a friend in indore and the police guy threatened me to offload from the train. i said he could do it but since he didnt have the right to do it he went away.
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Open bottle alcohol is/has/had never been allowed in the Indian Railways. Not across state boundaries, even zilla boundaries. Foreigners with permit were allowed to bring into Madras State, Gujurat and another State which used to be dry.
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Hi,

Thanks friends for your inputs...

I always carry sealed bottle...never consume in a train...one shouldn't.

So, i think if a policeman tries to rob me then I can counter him.

But one thing, when I'm crossing state border (not a dry state)will there be a problem due different rates of excise duty???
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I've seen people drinking openly on trains in India.
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Originally Posted by Hal View Post I've seen people drinking openly on trains in India.
So have I Hal,

If one is discreet and does not annoy other passengers there
shouldn't be a Problem.


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If one is discreet and does not annoy other passengers there
shouldn't be a Problem.


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Hi,

I've too seen people drinking in train...

And I've carried bottles of whiskeys many times....
I used to bring them from when I visited Haryana as the cost their was about 40% less than W.Bengal...

But I always thought that it is illegal...and was nervous when cops enter the coach....

I just wanted to about the legal aspect....
Drinking and carrying alcohol is usual practice in Indian Railways...
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