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The Housing sector has a new definition of ‘essentials’

New Delhi, April 16 (IANSlife) The COVID -19 pandemic has confined millions of people to their homes for one of the longest periods known in recent times.

Homes have become the safest and most comfortable place to be. Idle house mates are bound to think of making this space better than it already is. Every housing society will be expected to address these changed preferences once the deadly virus is contained.

The stern hygienic pattern being practiced by everyone has made individuals conscious about the cleanliness of their surroundings. This is going to boost newly defined essentials. Some of these include:

Automated elevators and entrances to minimise human contact

The entrance to towers and lifts can be switched to a no-human contact. This will require adoption of advanced technology in elevators and entrances like voice enabled elevators and key card entry systems respectively for the residents and visitors. It will be serving as a pre-emptive step to fight against any kind of contagious illness.

Daily need stores within society premises

While many societies provide a common arcade for couple of its projects, every society might end up having it’s own essential store, to reduce the chances of immense crowding and scarcity of supplies. These daily need stores will also make sure of the proper cleaning and sanitization of their common spaces like billing counters, entrance, exit etc.

Sanitisation on intervals of common areas

This will become a mandatory exercise as societies have large spaces dedicated to common areas such as leisure room, play areas, clubhouses, gyms, pools etc. These places usually witness large gatherings on a regular basis and, therefore require thorough cleaning and sanitisation to assure residents of their wellbeing.

Relief training to maintenance and housekeeping staff

In testing times like these, the maintenance and housekeeping staff of each society must be equipped with tools, knowledge and skills to take preventive measures as the situation calls for it. The staff should be sensitized about the issue and not allow panic to worsen the situation.

Medical facility for premises

Last but not the least, the developers might have to tie up with health centres or hospitals to arrange for regular health checkups in the society. Post Covid-19, the residents are more likely to become extra cautious and it gives an opportunity to the developer to make an emotional connect with the residents.

(With inputs from L.C Mittal, Director of Motia Group)

–IANS

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