Indian Railways open “Pod hotel” at Mumbai Central Railway Station

For the first time, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), in collaboration with the Indian Railways, has introduced the “pod concept” at the Mumbai Central railway station.

A pod hotel features a large number of small, bed-sized rooms known as capsules. These hotels give affordable, basic, overnight accommodation for guests who require space for a short time or cannot afford expensive rooms.

The new facility has 48 pods in three different categories,  30 classics, seven ladies only, 10 private, and one for the differently-abled. While the classic and ladies-only pods will comfortably fit one guest, the private pod will also have a private space within the room, whereas the differently-abled pod will comfortably fit two guests. 

Each pod room will provide facilities like free Wi-Fi, toiletries, a place to keep luggage, shower rooms and washrooms in common areas. Inside the pod, the guest can avail facilities like a TV, a small locker, a mirror, an adjustable air conditioner, and air filter vents, and reading lights. 

The IRCTC said the tariffs will range from INR 999 to INR 1999 per person for 24 hours.