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Nashik wins award for best city

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, Mar 06, 2013 17:30 hrs

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Top healthcare facilities, greenery and public transport won Nagpur the award for the most liveable Indian city at the ABP News-IPSOS Best City Survey and Awards 2013 event here Wednesday. Delhi was adjudged the best for primary education and roads.

The awards, given for the first time, were based on surveys that scientifically evaluated and identified the cities with a population above 10 lakh on 13 parameters including affordable housing, roads, public transport, cleanliness and sanitation and women safety.

While Nagpur got the award for the best public transport, health care services and green cover, Rajkot was adjudged the city with the best law and order. Rajkot also ranked the highest when it came to women safety and cleanliness and sanitation.

The city with the most efficient traffic management was Pune. Madurai was awarded for the most affordable housing.

For frequent travellers, Nashik emerged as the best tourist-friendly city and Delhi got the best city award for primary education and roads.

Mumbai was awarded for being the city with the best power availability.

"The objective of the survey and award is to reward cities that provide a role model to inspire other cities to adopt a more integrated approach to urban management. It is important to recognise cities that progress towards healthier and sustainable living areas even though progress is its own reward," said Ashok Venkatramani, CEO, MCCS (ABP News, ABP Ananda, ABP Majha).

--Indo-Asian News service

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