Mumbai is a city which is known for its constant developments and we’re highly fond of the fact that this city, even though is quite expensive, finds it way to make it easier for us, the middle-class!
Given the trends of staying in quirky hotels which are also within our budgets, IRCTC is planning on setting up pod hotels near the Mumbai Central Railway Station and we’re curious to try ‘em out!
Derived from a Japanese concept, these chic and cost-effective pods will charge lesser than the regular railway retiring rooms and are aimed at transit guests and backpackers.
These minimalistic pods will come in 3 variants and the economic yet evolved inns will be equipped with amenities such as TV, Wi-Fi, personal lockers, sliding doors, lounge, a cafe, changing facilities and a washroom!
According to Zee News, The Western Zone group general manager Rahul Himalayan stated, “With an aim to give ultra-modern staying options to passengers at a cheaper rate, we have come up with the idea of pod hotels. We shall soon begin working on the project. This will also be the first time that a Japanese style capsule accommodation will be given to passengers by any railway station in India.”
So if you’re a business traveler looking for a night’s accommodation or an explorer on a tight budget, these pod hotels will be your refuge!