Inspired from ‘squat and ride‘ machines in Russian railway stations, the Indian Railways ministry has introduced similar technology in New Delhi to incentivize fitness.
Union Minister for Railway and Commerce Piyush Goyal took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share a video if a ‘squat and ride’ machine.
The machine allows passengers to get a platform ticket for free in exchange for doing squats.
‘Squat and ride’ machine has been installed in Anand Vihar railway station in New Delhi.
“Exercise & Get Free Platform Ticket: Indian Railways has embarked on a novel initiative to encourage fitness at Anand Vihar Railway Station in Delhi. Platform tickets will be given free of charge to those who exercise using the ‘Squat Kiosk’ installed,” Piyush Goyal wrote.
Exercise & Get Free Platform Ticket: Indian Railways has embarked on a novel initiative to encourage fitness at Anand Vihar Railway Station in Delhi.Platform tickets will be given free of charge to those who exercise using the ‘Squat Kiosk’ installed. pic.twitter.com/4DlqDdRATc — Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) February 21, 2020
The initiative by Indian Railways has impressed netizens on social media.
Take a look at some of the reactions by Twitterati –
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. 🙏 Thank-you sir. 😀— Dr.Deepa Sharma (@deepadoc) February 21, 2020
Wow this is really great. Great Innovation to motivate for fitness… Great respect for @PiyushGoyal one of the best Minister— Hemir Desai (@hemirdesai) February 21, 2020
Very good effort… Please install such machine all over the country…..— pankaj srivastava (@pank_srivas) February 21, 2020