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Blog Posts by Atula Siriwardane
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Jul 21 2011 (19:13)  

Atula Siriwardane   4 blog posts
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I am a Sri Lankan. We hope to move to Kolkata. We need to send baggage by train to Kolkata. What is best. Sending them befeore we leave or is it possible to take them in the same train. How much they would charge per kilo.. or give me a link which I can check.

4 posts - Thu Jul 21, 2011

Jul 21 2011 (19:33)
Kishor*^~   4669 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
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What is your boarding point. I mean, from which station you will board the train that takes you to Kolkatta. That will determine the freight you have to pay for luggage you want to shift.

Jul 21 2011 (19:44)
Atula Siriwardane   4 blog posts
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Jul 21 2011 (19:46)
Atula Siriwardane   4 blog posts
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Thanks Kishor (And others too)
It would be Chennai Central or Egmore...
Both are okay.

Jul 21 2011 (20:08)
Kishor*^~   4669 blog posts   123 correct pred (63% accurate)
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First you have to bring your luggage to Chennai Rly station, Luggage office.
They will see that your luggage is 'acceptable' from poing of view of 'breakage, locking, pilferage proof'. Then they will calculate the freight , and you pay them, and with receipt, wait at Kolkatta.
Here two things are important.
One is you ensure that you travel in the train with which
the luggage is loaded.
second is you get in touch with those 'coolie' who are given task of loading lugagge. So that your luggage is 'properly and safely loaded, and raked'.
If you have some fragile luggage, better carry with you. Or 'dispose off at your home town. and buy new at Kolkatta.

Railways generally sees that 'luggage' is shifted in the most economical train, which may not suit your convenience. So you have to see from both angles.

Jul 21 2011 (20:14)
Atula Siriwardane   4 blog posts
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Thanks Again,
How about sending them as parcels.
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