New Delhi: In an innovative measure to encourage fitness amongst citizens, the Indian Railways has installed a machine at the Anand Vihar Railway station which dispenses free railways tickets if one does squats in front of it. Yes, exercising plus saving money–twin purposes achieved! Also Read - Indian Railways to Offer Free Movies, Videos on The go
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday shared a video on Twitter where a teen can be seen performing squats on a fitness machine installed at New Delhi’s Anand Vihar railway station. Inspired from ‘squat and ride’ machines in Russian and Mexican railway stations, the drill simply requires a person to do 30 squat ups in front of the machine. Following the completion of the exercise, it will dispense a platform ticket worth Rs 10. Also Read - Safest Year in the History of Indian Railways: Only 59 Accidents in 2019
Goyal captioned the video as “Fitness along with saving: A unique experiment has been done at Delhi’s Anand Vihar railway station to encourage fitness. Now platform tickets can be taken free of charge after exercising in front of the machine installed here.”
Watch it here:
The video has gone viral and many people have lauded the unique initiative:
On the National Sports Day in August 2019, PM Modi had launched the Fit India Movement to encourage the citizens to remain healthy and fit by including physical activities and sports in their daily lives.