DMRC decided to follow the airport rule by not allowing riders with more than 15 kg of baggage.
According to the sources, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has decided to ban the commuters for carrying more than 15 kg of baggage from March. Also, the corporation has fixed the dimension too, so that commuters have to check the dimensions along with the weight of the baggage before traveling from Delhi Metro.
One Of the DMRC spokesperson said in a statement that this rule is being followed as it is already mentioned in the norms of DMRC operations and maintenance Act.
DMRC had already started work towards it and installed U-Shaped metal barriers in front of X-ray baggage screening machines in five metro stations to detect the actual weight of baggage carried by the riders.
Initially, DMRC had started it with the five metro stations which will cover Barakhamba Road, Anand Vihar, Chandni Chowk, Kashmere Gate and Shahdara Metro station.
Later DMRC will cover 15 more metro stations where the baggage more than 15 kg would not be allowed.
The bar over riders will surely create a big trouble for DMRC as it includes a very high number of travelers on a daily basis who carry the oversized baggage of bigger dimensions and more than 15 kg weight.
As of now, the Metro personnel are not banning any rider who is carrying more than 15 kg weight, but from March DMRC is all set to apply the rule in 5 stations initially which will add more Metro stations later.