Bangalore tops the list as most traffic congested city in the world
As the world is moving forward with the vast enhancement of the globalisation, the people have become machines with the busy nature of their works,...
As the world is moving forward with the vast enhancement of the globalisation, the people have become machines with the busy nature of their works, which is declining the quality of living. However, apart from busy works at the offices, there is also another alarming issue that shows is decreasing the quality of life. That is nothing but traffic congestions.
As per the survey report released by TomTom the Netherlands-based global provider of navigation, traffic and map products, Bangalore stands first in world's most traffic-congested city up beating 415 other cities across 57 countries to earn the title in 2019.
"Bengaluru takes the top spot this year with drivers in the southern Indian city expecting to spend an average of 71% extra travel time stuck in traffic," TomTom said in the ninth edition of its annual Traffic Index.
The TomTom has said that the commuters have spent as many as 243 hours in traffic while travelling in peak hours in Bangalore. On a funny note, the report stated that the commuters who stuck in traffic congestion could have watched 215 episodes of Game of Thrones or 139 football matches. On the other hand, Manila in the Philippines stood second in terms of high traffic congestion in the world.
While Mumbai, Pune and New Delhi were the other Indian cities, which featured in top 10 standing at fourth, fifth and eighth places respectively. The report has asserted that the traffic congestion more on Friday's especially between 7 pm and 8 pm.
"The quality of life has declined due to dust, pollution, rapidly eroding green cover and toxic lakes among other problems, " the report said.
The TomTom company opined that the traffic congestion had increased globally in the last decade and also noted that the company which included 239 cities in the new traffic index report showed increased congestion levels between 2018 and 2019, with only 63 cities witnessing a measurable decline.
"This global increase in congestion, despite being an indicator of a strong economy, is understood to cost economies billions," the report said.