Most of the working women’s hostels in Mylapore are empty as the occupants have vacated and gone to their native places prior to lockdown.
Says owner of a women’s hostel in Mylapore’s Sollaiappan Street, “All the working women staying at our hostel are from outside Chennai. Everyone vacated after they heard the news of statewide lockdown.”
At another working women’s hostel in R.K.Mutt Road, the owner says parents of several girls came all the way to Chennai to take them home. He says, “All the parents panicked after they learnt about the lockdown. Hence, they travelled to Chennai to take the girls home.”