Bengaluru has worst infra among Indian cities

Bengaluru has worst  infra among Indian cities

 The country’s IT capital is losing its sheen to other Indian cities in terms of infrastructure.
Bengaluru has been ranked 177 globally — the lowest in the country — as per Mercer’s rankings for 2017.

In terms of quality of living, however, the dubious distinction of being the worst in the country goes to Delhi, with a global ranking of 161.

Bengaluru scores low mainly on account of public services and transport.

Sharing with DH the reasons for its low score, Ruchika Pal, principal and India practice leader, Global Mobility, Mercer said, “Irregular power supply, frequent voltage changes, inadequate public transport, traffic congestion are the key setbacks.”

For the third year in a row, Hyderabad has emerged as the best among Indian cities in terms of quality of living, while Vienna has been ranked at the top globally in the list by consultancy firm Mercer.

However, Hyderabad fell five places to 144 in this year’s global rankings from the 139th rank last year due to decreased power supply and water availability.

Both Hyderabad and Pune ranked higher for quality of living than the country’s traditional business centres Mumbai and New Delhi, which have been ranked at 154 and 161, respectively, in the report.

“The survey highlights that Indian cities that have been part of the survey haven’t made much progress on the quality of living scale since last year,” said Ruchika Pal.

Mercer’s survey also includes a city infrastructure ranking that assesses each city’s supply of electricity, drinking water, telephone and mail services, and public transportation as well as traffic congestion and the range of international flights.
Singapore topped the city infrastructure ranking, followed by Frankfurt and Munich, both in the second place. Port au Prince (231) is  ranked at the bottom.

Among Indian cities, Mumbai is ranked the highest at 141 in terms of infrastructure, followed by Kolkata (149).

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