In a bid to help increase secondary revenue stream for airlines, the civil aviation ministry has amended the policy related to baggage and has allowed air carriers to set rules as per their internal policy. Implying that carrier can set the check-in baggage limit again to 15 kg. This limit after the resumption of domestic flights on May 25 was increased to 20 kg. Also, one check-in baggage was allowed.
Now, in a notice dated September 23, the ministry of Civil Aviation says, Considering the convenience of the passengers, it has been decided to amend the existing provision in this regard, as follows:"Baggage Limitation would be as per the airline policies."
Previously laid out SOP released on May 21 stated, "The airlines shall inform the passenger that only one check-in baggage is allowed apart from the hand baggage. The hand baggage shall be governed by the normal norms of the airlines. The check-in baggage should not exceed 20 kg, beyond which the airlines can charge."
And some of the airlines have confirmed that soon they will reset the check-in luggage limit as per their internal policies.