Welcome to the PG 'capitals'
Areas like RK Puram, Satya Niketan, Lajpat Nagar and Munirka are the hubs of PG accommodations in the city. Over the years all these places have adapted to the needs of the students.
These areas have a number of cheap eating joints, coaching centres and photocopy shops, which can be a boon during the exam season. The rent for a single room on sharing basis can be anywhere between Rs 2,000 and Rs 6,000. Sanjay Singh, owner of one such PG in RK Puram, said, “We keep the rents flexible. It can be anywhere between Rs 2,200 and Rs 3,500. All the rooms here are available on sharing basis. Each room can house between two to three students.”
For students studying in colleges like Sri Venkateswara College, Ram Lal Anand and ARSD Satya Niketan the best option is available in front of them.
The rents in Satya Niketan are cheap; the average monthly rent for a PG accommodation is Rs 3500, which includes three meals, one bed and one study table. Two to four students usually share one room.
PG hostels here are, however, mostly available only for girl students. These PGs mostly have 15-20 small rooms where as many as 35 to 50 students can stay at a time.