Why Is Indian Transport System So Against For Pets?

04 May 2018 | by | Posted in: Travel

Why? Aren't they creatures like humans? What made Indian transport system to think so against about animals/pets?

The current scenario for humans, in search of survival influencing to migrate to different parts of India. And, I guess many people are struggling in carrying their pets for their new homes, without an option adoption is being of the only choice. But, do you know how pets struggle to adjust with their new masters leaving a good companion and, we also are not aware whether the one who is adopting could take care of your pet as you are? Just because there is no other choice, people are implementing it. Not, all could afford a car for a pet. More than 70 percent of Indians might have their own wagons today. But, possibilities to travel longer distances, on an own transport may not be likely or affordable for all. And, that doesn't mean; the rest 30 percent are not supposed to pet an animal.

Right! My salary today is less and have no own 4 wheeler. Whereas on demand I got relocated. And, was striving to relocate my pet at my place. Indian transport system is all acceptable to allow free lazy guys to beg on trains/buses. How could a pet be less than a lazy beggar who is of no use for the nation? I am talking about the lazy beggars and not by demand like physically handicapped and old people. At least a pet would do something that is worth than that of these people. Do Indian public transport system hasn't got that maturity? Or do Indian transport system so against to animal protection & welfare. I request blue cross societies to come up with some solution for this consideration. There are many countries allowing pets in their public transports just with a leash for companion journeys. Why not Indian transport be good at this part?

With all wishes for a system to realize on this issue,



J S Kiran
Appreciate your comments, yes railways do need to think all over again.
single cage is not sufficiant and some time MR. head strong TC will not board it. (one of my friends dog was rejected coz (simply he answered I don't like pets take next train) we were in a hurry to lodge a complaint as next day he need to attend a APKC show.

By: J S Kiran | 15 Nov 2010

Sri Charan
What I think is a companion journey for pets could help better. As long journey without master. they can't stay. Just like if railways could allot a special compartment for pet carriers. like how they are putting special compartments for women or physically handicapped. I don't think so dogs will not attack other dog carrying people. So in that compartment all the pet carriers could settle down easily.

By: Sri Charan | 15 Nov 2010

Sri Charan
And, this also help people to carry their pets without cages/crates. Getting pets till railway station is anyways the masters part as how they carry for a dog show. And, of course thats not a big deal I guess. That won't cost the railway system high budget. This is the way that required is because our's is a most populated country and not all could mingle with pets.

By: Sri Charan | 15 Nov 2010

can i take my cat along with sleeper classs from mumbai to delhi?? via. train??

By: Neha | 15 Nov 2010

Sri Charan
Hi neha, I don't think so that could be possible. For sure pets are suppose to be kept in the guard cabin. If he is willing that too. And you have no possibilities to stay there. the guard will immediately say to move back to your seat. Will be painful for your pet.

By: Sri Charan | 15 Nov 2010

Sri Charan
So u do have a cat too? Interesting. And, also thankful for your suggestion once again.

By: Sri Charan | 15 Nov 2010

but i hv read on railway site tht we can carry our pet with us in a crate!!

By: Neha | 15 Nov 2010

but i hv read on railway site tht we can carry our pet with us in a crate!!

By: Neha | 15 Nov 2010

Sri Charan
Really!! I guess I need your help once again. Will you be able to find out that facility is only for small animals or even for big once. Coz, my friend brought 2 turtles from Banglore on a train I remember. And, I would have also brought a dog but was not clear with the railway t&c.

By: Sri Charan | 15 Nov 2010

Sri Charan
As when I checked with railway sites, I haven't found anything useful in this area. May be there is an exception for small animals I guess.

By: Sri Charan | 15 Nov 2010

Just check it out : THis is from Indian Rail website :
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 same rates and conditions as for horses.

By: Bijal | 15 Nov 2010

Sri Charan
Awesome work Bijal. Thank you very much for your report. It is really really amazing and I do appreciate that.

By: Sri Charan | 15 Nov 2010

Akash Shaji
Dogs should be treated as a mans best friend & atleast 70% equal to a mans life.

By: Akash Shaji | 24 May 2011

Anil @ DoggiesDude
Rules apart, small dogs can be carried along with a fine of about 250/- or the fare charges. Brokers who take dogs from one city to another do the same if its a pup or small breed dog. Long distance travel in guard box can be stressful for first time travelling dog as its dirty n hot.Separation anxiety from owner can be harmful. Other option is AC 1st class where they allow dogs if a coupe if booked.

Or for long distance, make a plan for driving.. fun and better bonding with dog. But prepare the dog for long travel before doing so.

By: Anil @ DoggiesDude | 24 May 2011

Though dog-box is an option but I will personally suggest AC 1st class. In most of the trains the dog box is either too small or too dirty, apart from being too hot due to lack of cross ventilation. If the gate is of iron then it will be half broken with rust and if it is of wood then makes the box even more suffocating. One of the canine teeth of my dog was damaged when he tried to chew the iron gate off!! He was never put in a cage before that so obviously he was trying to come out of that horrible place. That day I decided never to book my dog to the dog box.
My experience with dog-box was worst, so will never suggest that. I have never availed the flight option though I know dogs can be transported by air.

By: Runni | 01 Jun 2011

I had a question what about pet cargo and this will suit as good and i have get adult rottweilers from friend and he is staying now at mumbai and leaving in chennai did any one how much it cost and have a choice send the pet alone what are the needs

By: CHAN | 15 Jul 2011

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