World's worst traffic list releases, four Indian cities in top 10: Report
New Delhi : India has topped the TomTom Traffic Index 2019 with four Indian cities finding a spot in the top 10 most congested cities globally.
Bengaluru (71%), Mumbai (65%), Pune (59%) and New Delhi (56%) ranks 1st, 4th, 5th and 8th respectively.
The other global cities which have been placed on the list are Manila from the Philippines, Bogota from Colombia, Moscow from Russia; Lima from Peru, Istanbul from Turkey, and Jakarta from Indonesia.
TomTom released the Traffic Index list detailing the traffic situation in 416 cities in 57 countries.
New Delhi takes the 8th spot this year with 56% congestion level (extra travel time stuck in traffic).On an average, Delhiites driving during peak hours spend an extra 190 hours, i.e., 7 days, 22 hours in traffic each year.
The highest congestion in the city was recorded in October (81%) while the lowest was in March (6%).
The TomTom Traffic Index 2019 indicates that the congestion level in Delhi has reduced by 2% compared to TomTom Traffic Index 2018.
Traffic congestion has increased globally during the last decade, and 239 cities (57%), TomTom included in the new Traffic Index report had increased congestion levels between 2018 and 2019, with only 63 cities showing measurable decreases. This global increase in congestion, despite being an indicator of a strong economy, also costs economies billions.