26 Sep

Can Pets Travel in Delhi Metro with a Token?

With nearly half-a-crore people travelling on it daily, the Delhi Metro is tasked with moving a huge number of people across varying distances and lines in a fast and convenient manner. Given the accessibility, the inexpensive fares, frequent trains, and speed the metro provides, it is no surprise why so many people choose to commute on it.

While it is also a train, the Delhi Metro has a different set of rules and guidelines compared to the Indian Railways. Anyone who has travelled on the Metro knows the strict checking passengers and their baggage undergo, with a baggage scanner and a myriad of officers around to ensure no restricted item gets past them. The metro bans certain items, and passengers are not allowed to carry these items under any circumstances. While the more obvious items like knives, weapons, and chemicals are obviously prohibited, there are also lesser-known bans issued by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

According to the DMRC, the Central Industrial Security Force is tasked with the security of metro premises and stations, and ensuring that passengers abide by the rules and regulations. The CISF are also the ones responsible for checking and frisking passengers and their baggage.

Under these rules, sharp and edged weapons like knives, scissors, swords, blades, pistols, tools such as screwdrivers, hammers, hand grenades, gunpowder, firecrackers, plastic explosives, inflammable substances like cooking gas, petroleum, paint, wet batteries, and so on are prohibited with no exceptions. A passenger found travelling with any item deemed dangerous will not be allowed to travel on the metro.

According to the security guidelines published by the Delhi Metro, carrying pet animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, monkeys, fish tanks, and birds such as parrots and pigeons is not allowed in the Delhi Metro. Under the CSIF guidelines, your pet is not allowed to travel by metro, regardless of if you have a separate token for them.



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