Centre increases baggage limit for metro train passengers across country to 25 kgs from 15 kgs; airport metro commuters can carry 32 kgs

For dedicated metro trains for airports, the ministry has also allowed one bag weighing up to 32 kilograms

Press Trust of India August 29, 2019 15:29:20 IST
Centre increases baggage limit for metro train passengers across country to 25 kgs from 15 kgs; airport metro commuters can carry 32 kgs
  • Metro train passengers in the country can now carry a heavier bag as the weight limit has been increased to 25 kg from 15 kg

  • For dedicated metro trains for airports, the ministry has also allowed one bag weighing up to 32 kilograms

  • Baggage in form of bundles will also not be allowed airport metro trains

New Delhi: Metro train passengers in the country can now carry a heavier bag as the weight limit has been increased to 25 kilograms from 15 kilograms. According to rules notified by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry on 27 August, only one bag weighing up to 25 kilograms is allowed and baggage in the form of bundles will not be permitted on metro trains.

Centre increases baggage limit for metro train passengers across country to 25 kgs from 15 kgs airport metro commuters can carry 32 kgs

Representational image. AFP

The government has amended the Metro Railways (Carriage and Ticket) Rules, 2014. "No person shall, while travelling in metro railway, carry with him any goods other than one baggage containing personal belongings not exceeding 80 centimetres x 50 centimetres x 30 centimetres in size and 25 kilograms in gross weight, except with prior approval of the metro railway administration," the notification stated.

For dedicated metro trains for airports, the ministry has also allowed one bag weighing up to 32 kilograms. Baggage in form of bundles will also not be allowed on airport metro trains. "In case of a dedicated metro line for airport connection, no person shall, while travelling in metro railway, carry with him any goods other than two baggages containing personal belongings not exceeding 90 centimetres x 75 centimetres x 45 centimetres in size and 32 kilograms in gross weight, except with prior approval of the metro railway administration..." it added.

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