Get, Set...and Settle!

Here is what you will need to speed up and make the process of settling down in a new city a little less jarring

Published: 23rd May 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

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With a bustling IT industry and a fairly large number of premier educational institutions in the city, Hyderabad has no dearth of people who make this city their temporary home.

Being new to the city, although an exhilarating experience, can often be tricky. Arranging for a proper accommodation, conveyance and medical assistance in case of any emergency, are some of the issues that need immediate attention. Here is a guide that every newcomer in the city can benefit from:

Accommodation:

This is the first and foremost issue to be fixed. The city has a variety of lodging options to suit everyone’s needs, preference and pocket. Though there are several websites that promise to help you get a paying guest accommodation or hostel, in most cases the actual place is stark contrast from the cosy and plush rooms shown on the website. And brokers, of course, costs you a bomb. Hosteldunia.com is a trustworthy option. Developed by Raju Amaragonda, who himself  had trouble finding accommodation in the city, the site validates the information given by the hostel owners and brokers before putting them up. 

Details: www.hosteldunia.com or 9985223312

For those of you who prefer rented apartments, housing.com can help you find one in your preferred locality and budget. The site also offers various real estate related solutions that one might find useful.

Details: www.housing.com

Conveyance:

While having personal vehicle is an advantage, the city has a well-connected system of public transports like autos, MMTS (local trains) and buses. But anybody who has ever boarded an auto in the city is aware that it needs a lot of skill to get a auto during rush hours and convince the driver to drop you at your destination within a fare that does not burn a hole in your pocket. This is where autohona.com comes to your rescue.The site not only arranges for auto but also bargains fare on your behalf. To ensure safety of passengers, they call both driver and passenger an hour later to check if they have reached their destination safely. The website boasts of prompt service – you get an auto within ten minutes of confirming the booking.

train.JPGDetails: www.autohona.com or 040 6723 2030

Ola has also launched its auto services in the city which one book either online of through their app.

MMTS are the most cheapest commuting option with fare being as low as `5. However not the entire city is connected with MMTS trains.

Though local buses are frequent, you might need to change buses to reach to your destination.

Shared taxis, that are widely available throughout the city are also a cheap and convenient option.

Medical Assistance:

Falling ill in a city you barely know is one of the most unfortunate events that can happen to anyone. However, DesiMD Health Care System has come up with Active Health Management Services to take care of  your medical needs online. You can ask health-related questions or consult their in-house doctors, prepare and maintain personal health records and book appointments without any hassle.

Details: www.desimd.com or 4042428282

With all your immediate worries taken care of by these start-ups, enjoy your time in this beautiful city without any hiccups.

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