Spending days in traffic is normal for Indians, 4 cities on top - 10 traffic prone cities

Source :IANS
Author :IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Jan 30th, 2020, 16:36:09hrs
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Traffic Jam

Unless you are from Silicon City Bengaluru, Maximum City Mumbai or Cultural City Pune, spending days in a traffic-snarl may sound ridiculuous.

However, a latest study confirms that people from these three cities spent days inside a traffic-snarl. The global study lists four Indian metros on the top-10 when it comes to traffic.

On Thursday, TomTom, a tech company offering location-based technology publicized a report that details the traffic situation in 416 cities in 57 countries.

Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Pune are among three Indian cities that top the TomTom Traffic Index for 2019.

Bengaluru takes the top spot for 2019 with drivers in the southern Indian city spending an average of 71% extra travel-time stuck in traffic. Next in the global rankings are Philippine capital, Manila (71%); Bogota in Colombia (68%); Mumbai (65%); and Pune (59%), also features in this list making up the top five most congested cities in the world.

The study states that people in Bengaluru driving during peak hours, spent an extra 243 hours that is 10 days, 3 hours on average in traffic every year.

Mumbaikars spent 8 days, 17 hours in traffic each year while Punekars spent 8 days, 1 hour in traffic every year.

New Delhi (56%) ranks 8th on the list, and saw people spend an average of 7 days, 22 hours in traffic each year.

 

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