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Mughalsarai railway station Gets saffron signboards, Renamed Today as Deen Dayal Upadhyay Railway Station Aug 6 2018 7:36 AM | Lucknow: Birthplace of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri the old Mughalsarai railway station formally gets a new name and Saffron signboard and paint in the wall and renamed today after RSS thinker Deen Dayal Uphadyay in Chandauli, Lucknow. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrive at the iconic railway station. The three leaders will flag off a passenger train and a goods train with an all-woman crew and also launch a "smart yard" project at the century-old station on the busy Delhi-Howrah route. Deen Dayal Upadhyay was found dead in mysterious circumstances near the Mughalsarai station in February 1968. TOI

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Airlines companies charge passenger who carrying over 15 kg check-in baggage on domestic flights will now cost more. Private airlines have started raising both pre-booking charges for excess baggage as well as the fees that needs to be paid at airports by those who have not pre-booked the same. Air India is now the only airline on which domestic economy flyers can take up to 25 kg of check-in baggage free of charge.

Low cost carriers (LCC) IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir are now charging Rs 400 per kg for each kilo beyond the allowed 15 kg from domestic passengers at airports who have not pre-booked excess baggage.

IndiGo Excess Baggage Charges

IndiGo now charge pre-booked excess baggage charges on its domestic flights by one-third or 33%. IndiGo’s charges for pre-booking 5, 10, 15 and 30 kg on its domestic routes will now be Rs 1,900; Rs 3,800; Rs 5,700 and Rs 11,400, respectively.

SpiceJet Excess Baggage Charges:

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