Delhi Metro rule: No metro ride for passengers with oversized, heavy baggage

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Delhi Metro introduces new baggage weight limit rule
Delhi Metro introduces new baggage weight limit rule

New Delhi : From March, passengers with a baggage weighing less than 15 kgs will only be allowed to travel in Delhi Metro, said a news report.

In a first step towards this, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) authorities have installed a U-shaped metal barrier in front of X-Ray baggage machines, which does not allow oversized baggage to pass through it. These machines have currently been placed at five metro stations - Barakhamba Road, Anand Vihar, Chandni Chowk, Kashmere Gate and Shahdara.

From March, new X-Ray baggage machines will be installed at 15 new metro stations - Adarsh Nagar, Azadpur, Badarpur, Botanical Garden, Chawri Bazar, Dilshad Garden, Govindpuri, HUDA City Centre, Inderlok, Karol Bagh, Lal Quila, Nangloi, R K Ashram Marg, Rithala and New Delhi.

"This is being done to ensure adherence to norms of baggage size allowed as per operations and maintenance Act of DMRC and inputs from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)," a DMRC spokesperson said.

As per the DMRC's operations and maintenance Act, commuters can’t carry baggage that is heavier than 15kg and the dimensions fixed for it is 60 centimetre length, 45 centimetre width and a height of not more than 25centimetre.