The primary pod lodge of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Company (IRCTC) at Mumbai Central Railway Station is more likely to be inaugurated by Raosaheb Danve, Minister of State for Railways on Wednesday, November 17. Based on a report in Hindustan Instances, Danve is predicted to reach. He’ll inaugurate Pod Lodge together with Street Over Bridge between Charni Street and Grant Street railway stations on Wednesday.
In photos: Indian Railways’ first pod lodge at Mumbai Central
The Japanese-style pod lodge will encompass a constructing with a number of small capsules or pods that present in a single day lodging to passengers. The ready room on the primary flooring of the station is getting used for this goal and the most affordable pod is more likely to value Rs 999 for 12 hours. The pods can have services like WiFi, air-con, key card entry, washrooms and CCTV surveillance, amongst different fundamental facilities.
Sleeping pods are a preferred function of worldwide tourism in Japan that enable vacationers to seek out lodging at cheaper charges than conventional lodges. Based on reviews, Mumbai Central can have 48 pods, together with 30 traditional pods, seven pods for ladies solely, 10 non-public pods and one disabled pod. Additionally it is more likely to have 5 only-shower items.
Sharing a video in regards to the lodge, in February 2019, the then Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted: “Badla Nation, Badalte Railway: Nation’s first POD lodge constructed at Mumbai Central Railway Station as a result of unique design of this lodge providing Will go World class services in much less funds, extra passengers might be accommodated in much less area.
Mausam Desh, Badalte Mausam: The primary POD lodge of Mumbai Railway stationed at Railway Station, has been specifically designed globally in low funds. pic.twitter.com/O7uOmYeJAr
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) February 20, 2019
Indian Railways had awarded contract to M/s City Pod Pvt Ltd to arrange, function and handle POD Idea Retiring Rooms for 9 years via open tender. The location was handed over to the developer in February this 12 months.
Just lately Central Railway began ‘Restaurant on Wheels’ in Mumbai at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) as part of revolutionary concepts in catering coverage. The restaurant, constructed utilizing a defunct rail coach and mounted on a rail, is situated in Heritage Avenue, reverse platform no. 18 in CSMT.
The heritage road has railway artifacts together with slender gauge locomotives, elements of an previous printing press, and many others. The place affords ample area aside from simple connectivity to the suburbs through freeways.
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