We've all missed buying platform tickets at railway stations, either to save time or money, and later landed in trouble.
It seems that the Indian Railways has found a solution to this. Railways have set up a 'squat kiosk' at the Anand Vihar railway station in Delhi and anyone doing 30 squats in 3 mins can get a platform ticket for free from the kiosk.
In a video posted by the Railway Ministry, a young man can be seen doing squats to avail free platform ticket at the Anand Vihar rail terminus.
हम फिट तो इंडिया फिट— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) February 21, 2020
एक्सरसाइज से हों फिट, मुफ्त मिले प्लेटफार्म टिकिट
To encourage fit India Program, Indian Railways has installed Squat machine at Anand Vihar Railway Station in Delhi.
If you perform 30 squats in180 secs, you are eligible for free platform ticket pic.twitter.com/tsjV73wzFb
The video has garnered over 190k views and people are praising the unique initiative by the ministry.
This idea has been borrowed from moscow, Russia.There a fit person is not charged for metro rides if they r able to do 30 squats in 3 minutes ...Good to see it in india too..any good idea which favours human being should be welcomed👍👍👍👏👏— Anu Mathur🇮🇳 (@AnuMathur19) February 22, 2020
Its good. Consider adding face recognition also to it so that same person is not doing it again and again, it can lead to the person selling platform tickets to other for a small amount.— Mitesh Gupta (@guptamitesh) February 21, 2020
Very good initiative— विजय के. अ. (@Vijayku96727471) February 21, 2020
और ज्यादा जगहों पर लगाएं।
Wonderful initiative. Should install at all the railway stations across India.— Niteshwar Kumar (@niteshwar) February 22, 2020
Wonderful initiative. Till we saw such experimental machines only in western countries but now india also has joined them for this good work which will create awareness for fitness. 🙏— Dr.Deepa Sharma (@deepadoc) February 21, 2020
Thank-you sir. 😀
Issi bahane at least kisi ka toh health aacha rahega :-)— Santosh Pasi (@SantoshPasi) February 21, 2020
The initiative is in line with promoting the Fit India movement launched by PM Modi last year.