Times are really tough. The pandemic has hit us all hard and as we were slowly recovering from the fall, the number of covid cases in India has started rising again. At times like these, all of us want to be home. But for those of whom it is an absolute necessity to stay away due to obligations such as work and education, the closest to home is COVIE.
Living in a hostel or Pg doesn’t really enable you to become part of a community. The hostels/pg’s in India are basically spaces where the owner rents vacant spaces out for accommodation and as an income for him/her. If they provide food at the hostel/pg, then it is going to be the same for everyone. These hostels don’t cultivate a sense of community rather just provide a place where you can sleep.
COVIE has invested in multiple levels of security measures starting from an app-based access control system to IOT enabled digital locks. “Our three new properties in Bengaluru and Pune, together have about 500 beds. We plan to launch new properties in the coming few months in cities like Mumbai, Delhi NCR and Dehradun in keeping with the demand in the sector,” said Abhishek Kumar, co-founder, COVIE .
There was once an idea of what a Hostel was. An old building, many rooms, multiple sharing rooms, one or two minimal bathrooms, maybe wifi, no food and ever looming uncertainty of no water during summers. The rent was low, hygiene was never a priority, the fear of losing one’s possessions is always there.
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