Indian Railways Launches Japanese-Style Pod Hotel With WiFi, AC At Mumbai Station

by Sanjana Shenoy
by Sanjana Shenoy1802

You might have heard of the popular Japanese based pod hotels. Pod hotels or capsule hotels were first established in Osaka in the late 1970s in the heart of the city. This was made so white-collar employees could rest their weary bodies in a tiny pod having basic facilities like a TV and alarm clock before they got back to work. The affordable accommodation for travellers made this a popular concept. And now the pod has reached the heart of India, Mumbai. Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched its first pod hotel at the Mumbai Central Station. There will be multiple small yet ultra-modern pods or capsules to provide overnight accommodation to weary passengers.

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Top-Notch Amenities At The Pod Hotel

An IRCTC official stated to a reputed news agency that the pod hotel will be cheaper than the currently available retiring rooms. The pods will have Wi-Fi, AC, key card access, CCTV surveillance and washrooms. According to a News18 report, Mumbai Central will house 48 pods including 30 classic ones, 7 ladies only, 10 private pods and one disabled-friendly pod.

 

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Pod To Cost ₹999 for 12 hours

Apart from these facilities, the IRCTC pod hotel will also impress passengers with its changing areas, washrooms, lounge area and even a cafeteria. The cheapest pod may cost ₹999 for 12 hours. The construction of the first pod hotel at Mumbai Central Railway Station was planned by IRCTC from the year 2018. Well, we are glad that this plan finally got into action. On that note, did you know there is a Star Wars Like Space Pod Hostel In Iceland?

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