Accommodation at low cost… Indian Railway gets first Pod Hotel in Mumbai Central Station

The first pod hotel of the Indian Railway was inaugurated in Mumbai by the Minister of State for Railways, Raosaheb Danve. The pod hotel, a hotel that provides accommodation in form of small clear capsule rooms provides world-class comfort to travelers at affordable rates. 

Train passengers looking for a comfortable stay after a tiring journey can check-in at these POD concept retiring rooms. These modern retiring rooms can be booked at comparatively cheaper rates. 

The pod hotel is a type of hotel developed in Japan that features many small bed-sized rooms known as capsules. Capsule hotels provide cheap, basic overnight accommodation for guests who do not require or who cannot afford larger, more expensive rooms offered by more conventional hotels. Urbanpod was one of the first boutique pod hotels to open in India. 

This modern retirement facility is located on the first floor of the Mumbai Central Railway Station building. It spread over an area of approximately 3000 square feet with a mezzanine floor, and there are private pods and separate pods for women and the differently-abled. The pod hotel has a number of small bed-sized capsules to provide affordable overnight accommodation. The Pod Hotel consists of three sections – 30 classic pods, 7 for women only, 10 for private pods, and one for differently-abled passengers.

Passengers can book a Pod Hotel for Rs 999 for 12 hours and Rs 1,999 for 24 hours. For a private pod at 12, they have to pay ₹ 1,249, which is 2,499 for a 24 hour period.

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“Travelling by train on a short business trip or taking a group of students on a tour, POD rooms at Mumbai Central station are here to make your journey comfortable and easy,” the Ministry of Railways wrote while sharing photos on Twitter.

The amenities include access to free Wi-Fi, luggage room, toiletries, shower rooms, washrooms in common areas. Inside the pod, the guest can avail facilities like TV, a small locker, mirror, adjustable air conditioner, and air filter vents, reading lights apart from interior light, mobile charging, smoke detectors, and DND Indicators.