The lively hyderabad IT corridors have changed over the last four days from being busy centers of activity to eerily quiet sections of road. With Monday's lok sabha elections being a holiday and the long weekend ahead of us, a substantial portion of the population seems to have disappeared at the touch of a magic wand. Beginning on Friday, the market's excitement began to wane as individuals began to head back to their cars, locking their apartments and clearing out their guest rooms.

Aside from the hotel, hospitality, and banking sectors, the corridor that includes Madhapur, Kondapur, Gachibowli, and the surrounding areas—and which is currently extended to Nallagandla and Tellapur—is mainly home to several IT and ITES enterprises.

In between the modern offices and high-tech facilities that crown the key IT centers, a plethora of eateries, PG rooms, hostels, and bars have sprung up to meet the demands of the growing IT labor force. The area's constant change is apparent; new businesses appear every few months, reflecting the industry's dynamic character.

Every time there's going to be a long holiday like it happened late last week, the IT workforce in the city starts to leave in droves, sending IT specialists either back to their hometowns or elsewhere.

Even while the corridor that passes through popular locations like DLF, Nallagandla, ayyappa Society, and portions of Gachibowli is busy from dawn till sunset and late into the night, lengthy vacations ultimately turn it into a calm and peaceful passage.

"Yesterday, I went to my regular fave locations for breakfast and discovered that they were all closed. The entire area is surrounded by the most exquisite restaurants, so I had to drive around for a while looking for one in Gachibowli, something I had never had to do before, said software developer Rajita Nair.

Yes, there is a distinct quiet period here around big festivals like Diwali, Sankranti, and other long weekends. According to tarun Chauhan, a young software engineer, "Young people in PG accommodations and young families from other districts of the State or other States, just lock out and go traveling whenever they get a stretch of holidays."

According to reshma Shah, a senior analyst and risk officer, "IT areas often experience a significant decrease in activity during long weekends or holidays, leading to quiet corridors compared to the usual bustling environment. This is the reason you see food vendors put up their stalls in other areas as they lack both vendors and customers."

According to Garima Sharma, a research analyst with expertise in domain knowledge management, many organizations have offered their staff a hybrid work model, which is why the population is often erratic. "Many choose to work remotely or take time off during back-to-back holidays, which adds to the quiet that permeates the IT hallways," she continues.

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