Indian Railways has now unveiled a digitally-advanced passenger service. Now, the mobile application-based end-to-end baggage service can be used by commuters in the region. Recently, in partnership with the Indian Railways, the luggage service provider BookBaggage announced the launch of its first ever app, which will provide passengers with a safe transit of their luggage and parcels.
BookBaggage.com will provide luggage delivery services where travelers can take their choices from home to home and from station to home. Not only this, but this software also includes luggage monitoring via the app.
Previously, airline passengers had access to these facilities, and now Indian Railways passengers and customers can also use these services.
On January 26, 2021, Indian Railways unveiled its app-based parcel delivery service with BookBaggage. This service was first introduced by Ahmedabad's Indian Railways.
The starting price of this service is only Rs. 125 and that is up to 25 kg for a bag and the charges also depend on the distance from the station. A fee of Rs. 50 for subsequent baggage and a nominal fee for the carriage of baggage by Indian Railways to the destination city will be added. An additional expense will be charged for luggage over 25 kg. The maximum luggage that can be carried is 35 kg at one time. It is possible to carry the heavier luggage, so it will put an additional cost on it.
Meanwhile, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) said that a selected number of stations would soon introduce e-catering services. Earlier, as the lockdown was imposed to curb the Covid-19 pandemic, the e-catering services were discontinued on March 22, 2020.