Twitterati thumbs-up to squats for free platform tickets. Image Source: IANS News

New Delhi, Feb 21 : Twitter users have given the thumbs-up to the Railways initiative to give free platform tickets to anyone doing 30 squats in 3 minutes, with a 25-second video clip posted on the social media going viral.

In the clip posted by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, a young man can be seen doing squats to avail of a free platform ticket at the Anand Vihar rail terminus.

He captioned it: "Saving with fitness too: A unique experiment has been conducted to encourage fitness at Delhi's Anand Vihar railway station. Platform tickets can be had for free after exercising in front of the machine installed here." The video has garnered nearly 167K views and hundreds of comments so far.

Netizens appreciated the move, with many Twitter users lauding the Railways for making efforts to ensure passengers remained healthy by incentivising fitness through free platform tickets.

A user wrote: "Wow! This is really great. Great innovation to motivate for fitness... Great respect for @PiyushGoyal, one of the best ministers." Another wrote: "Very good effort... please install such machines all over the country...." A post read: "Kejriwal will now claim this achievement by putting out posters." "Wonderful initiative. We saw such experimental machines only in western countries but now India also has joined in for this good work which will create awareness for fitness. Thank you sir," a user remarked.

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