Amaravati: The demand for rented houses in Mangalagiri, Undavalli, Velagapudi, Mandadam and other nearby areas increased largely in the past few days.
The Secretariat employees are searching for rented houses and they are preferring nearby areas to Velagapudi. Many employees are preferring Mangalagiri due to good road and rail connectivity to go to Hyderabad and other areas.
The house owners are hanging ‘ToLet’ boards offering the vacant flats and houses on rent making good use of the dema-nd.
Mangalagiri is situated 14 km away from Velagapudi and Undavalli is situated 10 km away from Velagapudi. Manga-lagiri and Undavalli are connected with Vijayawada-Chennai National Highway and Vijayawada-Guntur-Nadikudi-Secun-derabad, Vijayawada-Tenali-Chennai and Vijayawada-Markapu-ram-Tirupati-Bengaluru railway lines.
Schools and colleges are available in Mangalagiri and for Undavalli, educational institutions are in nearby Vijayawada, a distance of 2 km. All the basic amenities are available in the two places. So, the government employees are giving first preference to Mangalagiri and Undavalli and then for Guntur and Vijayawada.
Employees N. Sankar and others said that the rents at Mangalagiri are little less compared to Vijayawada and Guntur cities. They said that the rents are ranging from Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000 at Guntur and Rs 7,000 to Rs 15,000 at Vijayawada according to the facilities, but the rents are lesser at Mangalagiri, ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000. So, they are searching for the rented house in and around Mangalagiri.
Locals of Undavalli, J. Bhaskar Rao and others said that there is huge demand for apartments as the government employees are habituated to urban life and are preferring two/three bedroom flats.
They stated that the flat owners are getting Rs 7,500 to Rs 12,000 per flat according to bedrooms and facilities.
They rented houses and flats and everyday, they are seeing employees searching for rented houses. They expressed happiness that the shifting of the Secretariat employees increased demand for rented houses.
Realtor and promoter K. Anjaneya Reddy said that farmers are constructing new portions in their big houses and giving them to the government employees for rent. He added that this is giving extra income to the locals and fulfilling the needs of Secretariat employees who have shited from Hyderabad.