IRCTC Brings India’s 1st Japanese-style Pod Hotel In Mumbai Central Station; Checkout The USPs!

Such Japanese pod-style hotels will come up in India
Such Japanese pod-style hotels will come up in India

The Indian Railway Catering Tourism Corporation Limited has now come up with an innovative and luxurious staying options for its passengers. 

IRCTC is planning to build and develop a pod hotel, which is a concept inspired from Japan. This hotel will be built first on the Mumbai Central Railway station, and is a great and convenient option for all those passengers who need to stay overnight at hotels in Mumbai. 

Will these pod hotel be cheaper than the rates of the accommodation at railways? What facilities will there be? Read all about pod hotel right here!

IRCTC To Introduce Japanese Style Pod Hotel At Mumbai Central Railway Station

IRCTC is also planning a pilot set up on the pod hotels, which will come equipped with amenities such as TV, Wi-Fi, personal locker, sliding doors, lounge, a cafe, changing facilities and washroom. 

Pod hotel is a concept inspired from Japanese modern accommodation, and is also called as a capsule hotel. The best part about this pod hotel is that it is even cheaper than the accommodation at railway stations. 

The Western Zone group general manager Rahul Himalayan said that the Railway Board has come up with this idea of pod hotel with the motive to give passengers modern and lavish options to stay and at cheap rates too. 

He also said, “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.”

There are three types of this pod hotel: Classic Pod, Private Pod and Suite Pod. Here’s all you need to know about all the three types of pods that will be available in Mumbai Central Railway Station. 

Classic Pod

This is the basic of them all, and this 35 feed pod and is great for a single person. The Classic Pod will be equipped with the following amenities:

  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • A power socket for charging
  • Mood lighting.

Private Pod

This pod will also be good for a single person only, but it will have some additional facilities that won’t be available in the classic pod. The Private Pod offers the following facilities:

  • A window space
  • A personal TV
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • A power socket for charging 
  • Mood lighting.

Suite Pod

This is a 110 feed pod, where two people can be accommodated easily. It will offer the following properties:

  • A queen size bed
  • Window facing room
  • Common bath facility
  • A marble study
  • A table
  • Cushioned seats
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • A personal locker
  • Storage space for luggage

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