Chandani Kanodia and Astha Aggarwal
“It took me two months to search a good PG. It was in Sector 36. The ambience was good, so was hygiene. But food was not to my liking,” she says. “In Noida, most PGs are on the terrace, balconies or stairs are extended for the purpose. They are small and uncomfortable,” she says.
“Initially when I came to Noida three years ago, brokers took advantage of me being new to the city and a woman.” Rentals are R4000 for double sharing and R8,000 for a single room.
Electricity charges are additional as per use. With food, the monthly charges come to around R10,000 for double sharing and R15,000 for a single room. Plus, there are other expenses such as conveyance and entertainment. Astha Aggarwal, a resident of Nanital who came to Noida to pursue an engineering degree at Amity University, finds Noida PGs unhygienic.
She has shifted to Sarita Vihar. “For one year I stayed at a college hostel. There are several restrictions at the hostel. As I am doing MBA and attending evening classes, hostel accommodation was not suitable for me,” said Astha. (As told to Kapil Datta)