Indian Cities 149% More Congested Than Asian Counterparts (Download PDF)


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Indian cites are 149 % more congested than other Asian cities, Uber commissioned BCG report said on Wednesday. Also according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG) survey, up to 89 % of people plan to buy new car in next 5 years.

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Image Indian Cities 149 % More Congested Than Asian Counterparts

Image Indian cities 149 % More Congested than Asian Counterparts

  • Over 79 % would refrain from buying car if ridesharing matches car ownership for affordability & convenience.
  • The peak hours for this survey were 7 - 9 am and 6 - 8 pm during which commuters spent one-and-a-half times longer to travel a given distance as compared to non-peak hours, said the report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Harms of Congestion

  • Cost of congestion is alarmingly high across Indian cities.
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  • Study found that rideshare vehicle deliver on average 1.4 - 3.3 times more passenger-kms compared to private vehicles.
  • Congestion in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata costs the economy Rs. 1.47 lakh crore annually, according to a study conducted by global consultancy firm.
  • The study has found Kolkata is the worst among them as far as congestion is concerned followed by Bengaluru.

Use of Transport

  • According to the report, Delhi has the highest share of 45 % of people using their private cars for commuting while in Bengaluru their share is 38%.
  • Mumbai tops the list when it comes to using public transport for commuting followed by Kolkata and it’s worst in Bengaluru.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 19, 2018


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