Indian Railways' first pod hotel coming soon in Mumbai

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​First pod hotel in Mumbai
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​First pod hotel in Mumbai

Soon, passengers to get an affordable lodging facility at the Mumbai Central railway station. Indian Railways is planning to set up its first pod hotel, by December 2020.

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​Location
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Two non-air-conditioned (AC) waiting rooms on the first floor of Mumbai Central station are likely to be turned into Indian Railways’s first pod hotel by December 2020.

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​Affordable lodging
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​Affordable lodging

The pod hotel — a building with a large number of extremely small and ultra-modern capsules or pods that provide overnight accommodation — is expected to be cheaper than the retiring rooms available currently.

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The IRCTC will construct 30 pods at the Mumbai Central station, and will provide accommodation to passengers up to 12 hours.

These capsules will be divided into two types — classic and suite. Classic pods will cater to one passenger and have lockers, charging sockets and baggage space.

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The suite pods will have a large bed for two passengers, personal lockers and Wi-Fi. The pod hotel will also be equipped with a lounge area, cafeteria, changing areas and washrooms.

The Indian Railways first planned the construction of a pod hotel at Mumbai Central railway station in 2018.
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