Mumbai the most congested cities in the world of 2018

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TomTom has released the 2018 Traffic Index report which reveals the most congested cities in the list of 403 cities of 56 countries on 6 continents around the globe.

Out of 403 cities around the world Mumbai, India is found to be the most congested city in the world (65%) which also has an improvement by 1% which was (66%) in 2017.

Bogota, the Capital of Colombia was ranked second in the list with a congestion level of 63%, Lima, the Capital of Peru was ranked third with 58%.

New Delhi, the capital of India was ranked at fourth place with 58% and Moscow, the capital of Russia was ranked at fifth place with 56%.

Greensboro-High Point, USA is found to be the least congested city in the world with 9% of congestion.

Top 25 Cities in the World

RankCityCountryCongestion (%)Diff. 2017
1MumbaiIndia65%1%
2BogotaColombia63%-1%
3LimaPeru58%-8%
4New DelhiIndia58%4%
5MoscowRussia56%1%
6IstanbulTurkey56%6%
7JakartaIndonesia53%8%
8BangkokThailand53%2%
9Mexico CityMexico52%0%
10RecifeBrazil49%-2%
11BucharestRomania48%1%
12Saint PetersburgRussia47%-2%
13KievUkraine46%-2%
14DublinIreland45%-1%
15LodzPoland44%-2%
16NovosibirskRussia44%-4%
17CairoEgypt44%2%
18ChongqingChina44%-
19Tel AvivIsrael42%2%
20ZhuhaiChina42%-
21Sao PauloBrazil42%0%
22Rio de JaneiroBrazil42%-2%
23GuangzhouChina42%-
24Los AngelesUSA41%1%
25TokyoJapan41%-

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Number of Cities added to the list (continent wise):

ContinentNo. of Cities
Africa9
Asia45
Australia & Oceania16
Europe229
North America93
South America13

Notable Points from the report:

  • Nine Cities has a congestion level of 50% or more.
  • 23 out of 27 cities with more than 8 million populations are listed in the top 50 congested cities.
  • 75% of the cities had increased congestion level compared to 2017.

The only real positive of the congestion is that its the indicator of strong economy. It does add a dangerous impact on the enviornment with addition to costing commuters considerable amounts of time.

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