Hotel rates in Bengaluru soar up to Rs 40,000 per night in flood affected areas

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Bangalore: After several displaced families started moving into hotels in Bangalore due to flooding, the rate for hotel rooms in the city jumped to Rs 40,000 per night. Several hotels in the city are now selling their rooms for Rs 30,000-40,000 per night on average. Despite being willing to pay higher prices, people still can’t get rooms.
A tech company CEO, Meena Girisaballa, has told media that she paid Rs 42,000 to spend a night at a hotel on Old Airport Road. Many hotels in Old Airport Road, Whitefield, Outer Ring Road and Koramangala are full until Friday. According to the managers of the hotel, the rooms have been reserved for 10 to 15 days.

Some hotels have refused the admission of pets, while others have charged for them.

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On the contrary, Bruhat Bengaluru Hoteliers Association President PC Rao said some hotels in the city are willing to offer discounts of up to 50% as a sign of goodwill.

Several housing communities, including the luxurious society of Girisaballa in Yemalur, were flooded. The city’s most exclusive gated community, the Epsilon, home to big wigs and billionaires like billionaire Wipro chairman Rishad Premji, Byju Raveendran and Britannia CEO Varun Berry has also been overwhelmed. The billionaires were rescued in boats.

Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday predicted continuous and heavy rainfall in Bengaluru for the next five days. The IMD issued a red alert and asked citizens to take necessary precautions and ordered people living on the ground floor to move to safer places. Some pockets can receive more than 20mm of precipitation in an hour, a senior official said.

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