Bengaluru has taken the top spot as the most congested city in the world. The results were revealed in this year’s TomTom Traffic Index with drivers in the southern Indian city expecting to spend an average of 71% extra travel time stuck in traffic.
Next in the global rankings from the location technology specialist are the Philippine capital, Manila (71%); Bogota in Colombia (68%); last year’s most congested city, Mumbai (65%); and Pune (59%), also in India.
Greater Moscow takes the lead in Europe (59%) with Istanbul (55%) coming a close second.
Ralf-Peter Schäfer, TomTom’s VP of Traffic Information, says: “Globally, there’s a long road to travel until congestion levels are brought under control. In time, the rise of autonomous vehicles and car-sharing services will help alleviate congestion, but planners and policymakers can’t afford to sit and wait. They need to use all the tools available to them to analyze traffic levels and impacts, so they can make critical infrastructure decisions. And drivers have a role to play too. Small changes in driving behaviours can make a huge difference.”
To find out more about the TomTom Traffic Index, and discover where your home city ranks, follow the link below.