POD Rooms at Railway Stations
Indian Railway started yet another passenger friendly initiative, Indian Railways introduced first ever new-aged ✅ Urban Pod Retiring rooms at Mumbai Central Railway Station, Ministry of Railway announced on 17.11.2021. POD Hotels are providing world class facilities at a cheaper rate and gave passengers a soothing comfort.POD Hotel is a hotel that provides accommodation in form of a small clear capsule rooms, which are as large as a single bed. Further details of POD Hotels including it’s fare, List of Railway station having POD Room facility etc are here.
Central Railway : POD Rooms Facility
Central Railway : Sleeping Pods facility opened at CSMT
The Pod hotel at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway station is being developed under the (NINFRIS) New Innovative Non Fare Revenue Income Scheme. It is opened to give more comfort, affordable and cheaper stay options to the Passengers at CSMT, Mumbai, located near the waiting room on the Main line of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway station.
There are a total of 40 pods including 30 single pods, 6 double pods and 4 family pods. This classy air-conditioned accommodation Pod Hotel will provide full privacy, Mobile charging facility, Locker room facility, Fire alarm, Intercom, Deluxe toilet & bathroom etc. Booking of these Pods can be done through physical mode (at reception) and online mode via Mobile app.
Central Railway had given the contract for development and operation of the sleeping pods to Namah Enterprises for a license fees of Rs. 10, 07,786/- per annum for a period of five years and Railways will earn a revenue of Rs.55.68 lakh. Railway has just provided 131.61 sq mtrs of space to have all the modern facilities for a comfortable stay for the passengers who want to stay near the Terminus itself.
Western Railway : POD Rooms Facility
POD” Concept Retiring Room at Mumbai Central Station
The pod hotel at Mumbai Central is spread over an area of approximately 3000 square feet with a mezzanine floor, is located on the first floor of the station building,
The unique facility at Mumbai Central station consists of a total Pod inventory of 48, comprising of 3 categories, namely 30 Classic Pods, 7 Ladies only, 10 Private Pods and one for Differently Abled as well. While the Classic Pods and Ladies only Pods will comfortably fit one guest, the Private Pod will also have a private space within the room, whereas the Room for Differently abled will comfortably fit 2 guests with space for free movement of Wheelchair. The passenger can avail all modern facilities at comparatively cheaper rates.
Here the classic and ladies pods are for a single guest while the private pod has extra space within. The differently-abled pod can fit two guests easily.
Pod Room Fare
Pod Room Fare at Mumbai Central
- For a pod hotel for 12 hrs, the price is set to Rs 999.
- For a pod hotel for 24hrs, the price is set to Rs1999.
Private Pod Room Fare
- For a private pod for 12 people for 12 hrs, the price is Rs 1,249.
- For a private pod for 12 people for 24 hrs, the price is Rs 2499.
As per famous Online Newspaper, the pod rooms will also offer free Wi-Fi and use washrooms, luggage, and shower rooms in the common area in the hotel premises. Guest staying at the hotel will have access to televisions, mobile charging points, and reading lights inside the air-conditioned pod capsules in the hotel.
✅ What is POD Hotel?
- POD Hotel is a hotel that provides accommodation in form of a small clear capsule rooms, which are as large as a single bed.
✅ What is the Full form of POD Hotels? ✅ What is another name of POD Hotels?
- POD Hotels is also known as Capsule Hotel.
✅ Where is POD Hotels originated?
- POD Hotels originated in Japan in the core business districts. They were originally meant for business professionals to sleep close to populated business districts without the large price tag.
✅ What are all the benefits of POD Hotels?
- POD Hotels originally meant for business professionals to sleep close to populated business districts without the large price tag. Capsule hotels are meant to be cheap accommodation for travellers.