The Kerala State Government has set up a dormitory management and logistics system, allowing residents to transfer their housing to other households or businesses.
This means they can now transfer their accommodation without having to pay a fee.
Residents can also now book accommodation directly through the state government website, where they can book from a hotel, hostel, host house or hostel room.
The dormitory, located at Kambaswamy, is the state’s first private hostel in the country.
The facility was established to accommodate families with limited mobility.
“Our intention is to make the hostel more accessible for residents,” the state administration said in a statement.
“The new dormitory is a convenient facility for those who wish to have a dorm where they will be able to spend their nights with family and friends.”
The facility will also help ease the burden of managing the accommodation of all families living in the hostels.
The dormitory facility will serve as a platform for further development of the hosteling industry,” it added.
Residents will be allowed to transfer dormitory property to any other person in the household or business, including students, the state said.
However, the move comes as the state faces a shortage of housing in the capital, as the shortage of accommodation in many places has caused the population to swell.
In February, Kerala Govt.
Rajesh Namboodiran ordered a 10% hike in the rental fee to be charged for all residential properties.
The move came amid a nationwide shortage of affordable housing.