New Delhi: Now, get a free platform ticket in Anand Vihar Station of Delhi, if you are ready to exercise on this machine. The machine, which has been installed in the railway station on February 21, prints a free platform ticket if the person does squats in front of it.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, announced this on twitter today, by sharing a video. He said, “Savings and Fitness too: In Anand Vihar station of Delhi, to encourage fitness a machine has been installed. Exercising in-front of the machine will get you a free platform ticket.”
फिटनेस के साथ बचत भी: दिल्ली के आनंद विहार रेलवे स्टेशन पर फिटनेस को प्रोत्साहित करने के लिए अनूठा प्रयोग किया गया है।
यहां लगाई गई मशीन के सामने एक्सरसाइज करने पर प्लेटफार्म टिकट निशुल्क लिया जा सकता है। pic.twitter.com/RL79nKEJBp
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) February 21, 2020
People who complete 30 squats in 180 seconds will be eligible for the free platform ticket, said the Railway Minister. The video shared by the fitness minister shows a young boy doing squats. The boy stands in the space marked with footprints. The sensor in the machine counts number of squats and in the end, a printed ticket comes out of the machine.
Several netizens took to the micro-blogging site to welcome this initiative by the Railway Ministry.
“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,” read a tweet by a Twitter user Dr. Deepa Sharma.
Another Twitter user Kuldip Kaur said, “I liked this. Nothing is free. Good Health has to be earned. For Free platform ticket exercise for good health.”
The machine has been installed in the station as a part of the ‘Fit India Movement’ launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August 2019, to encourage people to include physical exercise in their daily routine.
A similar initiative was launched in Russia few years back to make people fit for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.