Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has announced a new initiative to get free platform ticket to encourage fitness. Indian Railways installed Squat Kiosk at Anand Vihar Railway Station in Delhi.
In a first-of-its-kind scheme, the Indian Railways is promoting fitness among the people, who want to save their hard earned money. It has installed a squat machine at the Anand Vihar station and 30 squats in 180 seconds in front of the machine will generate a free platform ticket. It is a part of the railways’ Fit India initiative.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal posted a video clip of young man doing squats on Twitter and said that its is meant to encourage savings along with fitness. The minister tweeted, “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.”
Many people along with some celebs like Geeta Phogat are fall in love with this unique initiative of the Indian railways. In reply to his tweet, they are praises for Piyush Goyal and railways department.
Geeta Phogat @geeta_phogat
Excellent Initiative Sir @PiyushGoyal 👍🏼 Motivation to stick with your healthy lifestyle #exercise
Rahul Shrivastava @Rahulshrivstv
Old days-rail TT wd make ticketless youth do sit-ups @RailMinIndia @PiyushGoyal blends old unofficial practice & #FitIndiaMovement -pilot project-1st SQUAT KIOSK. hit 30 squats-get free platform ticket. Good things like free platform ticket come 2 those who sweat @IndiaToday
Pranav Mahajan @pranavmahajan
It’s so heartening to see initiatives like this. It reflects *proactive & change oriented approach *synergy between diff ministries
*weightage govt gives to #FitIndia *participative governance to the last point @PiyushGoyalOffc @RailMinIndia #FitIndiaMovement #fitnessmotivation
Dr. Arvinder Singh Soin @ArvinderSoin
He’s got a ticket to ride.. to good health! Excellent initiative @PiyushGoyal ji 👌 👏 @PiyushGoyalOffc #FitIndiaMovement
@PiyushGoyal Ji, @KirenRijiju Ji India ko fit karke hi maanenge. What an innovation of vending tickets for short exercises. What a movement started. Not to forget @Ra_THORe ji who started the #FitIndiaMovement. More power to you all sirs.