PGs - how will they adhere to the new norms
Last year, around the same time, we had seen a few PGs in Chennai for my daughter. All the PGs we saw had sharing rooms (2 to 6 or more), bunk beds, common toilets, absolutely no sunlight, very little ventilation ..... to name few. Luckily, we got a PG were they gave a separate room, but common toilet (for 3 to 4). The PG was decent, well maintained,spacious and ventilated. When she goes back to Chennai (once the College reopens), we have to give some thought to her staying in the PG since there are shared resources. Though we are continuing to pay the rent, we might have to think of renting a flat until April next year.
Given that most PGs are cramped to enable the host to mint money, how would they be able to adhere to social distancing, hygiene, no sharing of resources.
The same would be true for hostels.Checking the temperature and hand sanitizers is fine. But, how many PGs are there with separate rooms and attached bath and how many can afford separate rooms with attached bath?
PGs (registered and unregistered) are the new way of making money (many do not give a receipt and only accept cash)so . In Bangalore, where we live, there are a few colleges and PGs have come up left and right.
Both the guests and the hosts need to think of how to manage the new norms. For definitely, continuing the way they operate today would be a risky proposition.
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And guests should also think twice before moving in, if the pg has has shared rooms and toilets. more
Being a central university lots of students are getting enrolled in different colleges but living with other students on sharing basis
Women who are in charge ( call them landladies) queue up outside colleges to get students to live with them as paying guests
No receipt is issued by the women
PGs are at mercy of the women who give them bland diet and charge for the food provided along with the rooms
Common toilets along with shortage of water
Servants cook the foods
These days entry of helpers is prohibited
How can landladies used to easy earnings survive in case of no students getting admitted?
Sometimes fights ensue among women who are competing against each other to retain the ' guests '
Only if basics of humanity have been a source of income along with the efforts put in by the landladies? more
Waiting for a circular asking the same for core living in Slums like Dharavi and others parts of country. more