Inputs on Conveyance of Pets in Trains

Some of you have written to us about the issues you have faced with pets/dogs travelling in passenger compartments. Below are the current rules for conveyance of dogs.

Kindly review and if you have inputs on the rules, please share them.

RULE AND RATES FOR CONVEYANCE OF DOGS :

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/-

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 remainig in the compartment, it will be removed to the Guard's van, no refund being given. 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 being subject to a minimum of Rs.20/- for each dog.

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/-

Charge for dog carried in reserved compartments will be levied at the dog-box rate. Any dog tetected 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 rate of Rs. 750/-. more  

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Thanks again for picking up the topic.
Just yesterday I travelled with my dog in 1AC compartment from Chennai.thanks to the booking clerk ,who without any raising any major issue ,issued a ticket for my Dog.The only problem I faced was not able to take him out for natural needs during travel for a day which is very cruel ,but my dog did not seem to have any urge.
The coach attendant was very friendly toward my dog.overall I am satisfied by the duty of the booking clerk except his unusual concern about my dogs health record, which is justified being an concerned citizen. more  
It's fine , But how you Carrie, Dog must take extra care from other animals. Because house dogs only you are caring . There is much difficult. First organised some trial, and then decide . This idea gives good revenue to railways. more  
There should be some concessions allotting berths for senior citizen. I am seventy was allotted berth side upper. I slept on the floor using bed sheets. Please be kind enough to S/citizens. more  
I do not understand the logic of permitting dogs to be carried as luggage in upper class compartments. Train travel by upper classes is normally for better comfort and allowing taking dogs by passengers should not be permitted. The rule says that if objected to by co-passengers dogs will not be allowed! There are many things done by passengers that cause incovenience to co-passengers but the latter put up with such nuisance mostly not to create a scene. Are the Railways taking written consent from co-passengers for one person carrying a dog in the compartment or can co-passengers give a written complaint? Hence this rule is unimplementable. It causes only embarassment to the TTE who has to enforce the rule. Further after bringing the animal to the compartment if some passenger objects where will the person bringing the dog leave it in the last minute? So, the rule should be amended that dogs can be booked only in brake vans and not taken into the compartments. It appears that the existing rule was brought in during British regime to suit the whites. more  
It is preferred to go into debt before making any commends in the subject/issue. not only money . more  
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