The rents of residential flats and room in the city areas not affected by the devastating floods have gone so high that a middle class family which lost all its assets is not able to afford temporary shelter for his family.
Sources said that the residents of Baghat, Rawalpora, Sanat Nagar, Gulshan Nagar, Chanepora and Hyderpora areas have increased the monthly charges of the flats and rooms manifold resulting in extra tensions for the flood affected families.
“I tried everything to get a two room flat so that I could shift my scattered family to Baghat area but the rates have gone high beyond imagination,” Parvez Ahmad, who was residing at Rajbagh told Kashmir Life.
“In the present times of testing, the rents of residential flats and rooms should have come down because we claim to help each other but when it comes to practical we fail to deliver,” said another flood victim.
The residents of Baghat, Rawalpora, Sanat Nagar, Gulshan Nagar, Chanepora and Hyderpora have formally appointed dealers in their respective areas who set the rates of the residential flats and rooms against a commission. Sources said this has added to the worries of the flood victim.