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Mumbai Central Railway Station launches first ‘Pod Hotel’, know its features

Highlights:

  • IRCTC has become the first company to launch retiring pod concept in association with Indian Railways.
  • The Pod Hotel has several capsules with small beds and offers travelers cheap rooms for overnight stays.
  • To stay in this pod hotel, you will have to pay Rs 999 per person for 12 hours and Rs 1,999 per person for 24 hours.

Mumbai: The first Pod Hotel has been started at Mumbai Central Railway Station. Indian Railways passengers and others can also avail modern leisure facilities at relatively cheap rates. IRCTC has become the first company to launch retiring pod concept in association with Indian Railways. Indian Railways’ first Pod Hotel was inaugurated digitally by Union Minister of State for Railways Raosaheb Devane from Churchgate station in South Mumbai on Wednesday. The minister also inaugurated other facilities through video link.

What is a pod hotel?

The Pod Hotel has several capsules with small beds and offers travelers cheap rooms for overnight stays. Pod Hotel is also known as Capsule Hotel. For the first time in the history of Indian Railways, passengers will experience a new boarding facility after reaching Mumbai Central. The Pod Hotel was first developed in Japan. The Pod Hotel offers affordable and overnight accommodations for guests who don’t need expensive hotels or don’t want to spend much.

How much charge and what features?

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According to a senior Western Railway official, the hotel will charge Rs 999 per person for 12 hours and Rs 1,999 per person for 24 hours. Each port room will have free WiFi in the common area, luggage room, toiletries, shower room, washroom. Inside the pod, guests can avail amenities like TV, small locker, mirror, adjustable air conditioner and air filter vent, reading light. There is also interior light, mobile charging, smoke detector, DND indicator.

three pods

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The pod hotel facility at Mumbai Central Railway Station provides a total of 48 pod inventory pods. There are 3 categories of pods, namely Classic Pod, Single Pod for Women, Private Pod and also differently-abled. It also includes 4 family pods that can accommodate a family of 4 members. The pod facility is located on the first floor of the station building at Mumbai Central Railway Station and is spread over an area of ​​about 3000 sq. ft. with a mezzanine floor.

M/s Urban Pod Hotel is ready

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Pod Concept Retiring Room facilities are provided by M/s. Urban Pod Hotel on contract. It is the first company in India to bring this concept. IRCTC has awarded 9 years contract through open tender process for construction, operation and operation of POD Concept Retiring Rooms, extendable up to 3 years.

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