Thousands of Pets Travel by Train from Pune Station: Step by Step Guide On How Your Pets Can Travel Through the Railway ! 

Thousands of Pets Travel by Train from Pune Station: Step by Step Guide On How Your Pets Can Travel Through the Railway !

Thousands of Pets Travel by Train from Pune Station: Step by Step Guide On How Your Pets Can Travel Through the Railway ! ( Representational Image )

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The data from Pune railway authorities shows that over 7,000 pets, consisting of dogs, cats, goats, and chicks, were transported via train from Pune station between January 2023 and February 2024.

An officer at the parcel department highlighted the importance of arriving at the station two hours before boarding, particularly for those travelling with pets. He outlined two methods for pet travel: accompanying them in a cabin or coupe or transporting them in the brake van or luggage van.

“While booking a full cabin or coupe in a first-class AC coach is an option, many opt for slots in the brake vans due to cost-effectiveness,” explained an official. 

Owners who want to transport their pets via train can’t book online. They must visit the parcel section and provide vaccination and fitness certificates issued by a veterinarian. The charges for transporting pets in the brake van are based on a standard weight of 30 kg, with rates differing based on the train and distance. For instance, the cost of transporting a dog from Pune to Delhi is approximately Rs 800. If a cabin or coupe is booked, the charges go up.

“Pune station has generated revenue of around Rs 13 lakh from pet transport during this period,” he added, noting specific weight requirements for goats and the parcelling process for chicks.

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