Commuters will no more get a Delhi metro ride if your bag is oversized (15 Kg or above) from March onwards at 20 selected stations, including New Delhi station.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has now installed U-shaped metal barriers in front of X-ray baggage screening machines, which don't allow oversized baggage.
It is currently installed in five metro stations - Barakhamba Road, Anand Vihar, Chandni Chowk, Kashmere Gate and Shahdara.
From March onwards, it will be extended to 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.
Speaking with TOI, the DMRC spokesperson said that the U-shaped barriers will be installed at 15 more stations by the end of February or by March. To begin with, passengers wouldn't be disallowed from travelling if they have oversized baggage, but they will be educated about the rules.