You may be from any part of India, always have noticed & enjoyed all benefits, ease of day to day life. But today, my focus would be on North East India, which is no matter what, politically as well as geographically isolated from the rest of India. I will be discussing on each sector seperately, stay strong till the end.
My work culture:
It may be different for one to one, but particularly for my case, my work style was a big constraint. Life is painful in North East India, specially if you are in the farthest corner of India , – Arunachal pradesh. Being a Drive Test Engineer its also tough. A drive Test Engineer’s schedule time starts from 4-5 AM, here early in the morning, & this process continues till 7 pm. Staying without toilet, bath, foods for the whole day is kind of difficult thing I guess.
Living Cost – Cost for living :
Living cost is too expensive. I mean I’m not a tourist that I need to stay only 3-4 days, If I need to work here for 3 weeks at least, I should rent a room, but after lots of searching I could not manage a rent room but hotel rooms- costing 300 bucks per day excluding meal costs. A whole days meal ( 3 times food) may cost up to 170 bucks , You can make a decision if that cost doesnot suit you.
No night life- night activity :
No good timepass, no nightlife. Literally nothing. You will surely feel boring (though its from my perspective, because I need to stick to one location, so therefore I cant roam to other parts, besides, I didnot bring my cam. After 7 PM, no nightlife. All streets,markets turn into dessert with no man. I just had one thing to do after 7’o clock, – to wait until I feel asleep.
Random strike for indefinite period of time. Kidnapping of merchants over there is very common, as a matter of fact market committee anyhow decides to shut down the market & stores for indefinite time interval until the problem is fixed. So you need to stay hungry, without your meals, necessary articles.
Oneway transport system:
Transport system is lacking here too much, it costs more than time. Only available train is a train to Delhi (once in a week) from Naharlagun station. If you wanna pay, then a helipad also there, but no other alternative being a common man except the eternal bus ride. Bus routes available from Naharlagun to Siliguri/kochbihar(2pm- 5AM); Nahalagun to Guwahati (5pm-5AM).
Veg,chicken whatever you take you need to regret because the quality does meet the price from no angle.
Inner line Permit :
You need to renew always you ILP(inner line permit), its the permit to stay in Arunachal Pradesh. they can always give you maximum 7days to 10 days permit for 300 bucks. Before the end day, you need to seek for the extension or renewal.
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