We arrived at New Delhi Railway Station via train. After few hours another train for next journey and in-between hours we wanted to visit Janpath behind LIC building, Connaught Place for shopping. Janpath is favorite since childhood because of cheap shirts and t-shirts. But where to deposit luggage?
And then a thought why not deposit luggage at Cloak Room. Mostly Cloak Room is situated at platfrom No. 1. We have to walk a little to reach almost the end of platform no. 1 (towards Desh Bandhu Gupta bridge) to find Cloak Room and a long queue. I saw travelers filling up a form. I too found it at the entrance of Cloak Room. It is known as Cloak Room Requisition Slip. Details (ticket number the most important) were filled up and in queue. Very soon maybe within 10 minutes I was inside the room. They checked the slip, luggage, locks and mentioned details in their register. I walk inside to place luggage at one of the shelf.
Note: They don’t take luggage without locks.
For first 24 hour they charge – Rs. 15 per package.
Second 24 hour Rs. 15 + 20 i.e., Rs. 35 per package.
And all added 24 hour – Rs. 35 + 20 i.e., Rs. 55 per package.
As we have to deposit luggage less than 24 hours we paid Rs. 30 for two packages.
In-short what I want to say is: This is the excellent facility at New Delhi Railway Station and when I return luggage was safe. I was happy. It was time to catch another train. Thank you Indian Railways.
Note: Cloak Room facility is also available at platfrom no. 16.