- An industry that has been shaken by corona
- About 30 thousand job losses
- Association urged to treat PGs as official business
Bengaluru News: The Corona blow has hurt a lot of startups. Similarly PG Paying Guest Has also hit hard. The effect of this Bengaluru More than 8,000 PGs bundled in one go.
PGs are mostly located by students and IT employees. However, since the first wave of Corona in 2021, online classes and work from home have been shutting down most of the PGs in Bengaluru.
In January 2021, the city’s PG industry was in recovery. “As a result of the Corona second wave, PGs are unlikely to recover at present,” Ashok Kumar Panambur, president of the Bengaluru PG Association, said.
Nearly 30 thousand people lost their jobs due to the large number of PGs in Bengaluru. In the last one year, there have been more than 8,000 paying guests in Bengaluru alone.
According to the Bengaluru PG Association, only four thousand PGs are currently operating out of the 12,000 PGs in the city. The rest of the 8,000 PGs are gone. IT companies in the Electronic City, Marathhalli, and Whitefield areas implemented a long-range work-from-home policy at the start of Corona’s first wave. As a result, thousands of IT employees were out and about, emptying PGs. Some left their belongings and locked rooms. This could not convert PGs into home quarantine centers, said one PG owner. Also, Read This: Petrol-Diesel Prices crossed 100’s in the state.
‘For a very few people, PG cannot be held. We are unable to pay our employees. We have appealed to many departments of government. To no avail. The government should consider the PG sector as an official enterprise, ”Ashok Kumar Panambour insists.