Bengaluru has world’s worst traffic congestion

Wednesday 05th February 2020 05:16 EST

Bengaluru has overtaken Mumbai as the city with the highest traffic congestion and emerged on the top of the list globally. According to a report released by a major global location technology specialist, drivers in Bengaluru spent an average of 71% extra time on the road due to congestion in 2019, while in Mumbai, drivers spent 65% more time in vehicles thanks to the city’s traffic snarls. While Mumbai has slipped to fourth rank among 416 cities in 57 countries after topping the list for two consecutive years - 2017 and 2018 - Delhi has also improved its position from second most traffic congested city in 2017 to eighth in the 2019 ranking. The ninth edition of Tom-Tom Traffic Index saw Pune, which was included for the first time in 2019, ranked fifth where drivers spent 59% extra time because of traffic jams. Indian cities were included in the global ranking for the first time in 2017. According to the report, on an average, Delhiites driving during peak hours spent an extra 190 hours or seven days and 22 hours in traffic during 2019.

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