The Delhi Metro will not allow commuters carrying oversized baggage to travel in Delhi Metro from March at 20 select stations, including New Delhi station.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) recently installed U-shaped metal barriers in front of X-ray baggage screening machines, which don't allow oversized baggage to enter the machine at five metro stations — Barakhamba Road, Anand Vihar, Chandni Chowk, Kashmere Gate and Shahdara.
From March, it will be extended at 15 more 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 of now, we are not returning passengers with oversized baggage from the five stations where the barriers have been installed. Such baggage is checked physically by our personnel,” he said. “We are trying to educate and inform commuters at present so that they don’t travel with oversized baggage,” he added.