Booming To Rising, These Indian Cities Have Topped The Ease Of Moving Index 2022

by Shreya Rathod
Booming To Rising, These Indian Cities Have Topped The Ease Of Moving Index 2022

Living in cities has its benefits and drawbacks. To keep up with the hustle culture, people need to have better transportation and commuting services. And the ‘Ease Of Moving Index – India 2022’ rates cities on the basis of their mobility. It was launched in Delhi by Kunal Kumar, who is a joint secretary and mission director for Smart Cities Mission. Here are some key findings from the reports that you must be aware of. 

Ease Of Moving Index – India Report 2022

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The report is a comprehensive study of the on-ground conditions of the cities. It is evaluated after the responses of more than 50,000 people and group discussions in addition to the government data. Moreover, nine parameters like seamless mobility, clean mobility, future mobility and so on are included in the evaluation. The report also features categories like promising cities, booming cities, rising cities and megacities.

Among the rising cities, Coimbatore has ranked first, while Jabalpur has the lowest rank. However, Gurugram has ranked eighth among the 12 cities. In fact, it is the only city to have an operational metro system that connects with Delhi NCR. Moreover, it has the highest rate of adoption of shared mobility. 

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Key Points From The Report

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Since the report was evaluated on different parameters, here are some key points:

  • Almost every household in Kohima owns a bicycle. Therefore, the city has the highest share of active mobility.
  • Among the megacities, Kolkata has the highest number of buses per lakh population. 
  • Among rising cities, Chandigarh is leading in providing impetus to active and shared mobility. 
  • Mumbai has public transport and residents spend the least on transport. 
  • Nagpur has the longest operational metro. 
  • People living in Lucknow and Patna own the highest number of bicycles. 
  • Panaji ranks the highest in ownership of personal vehicles. 
  • Mysuru has invested in a public bike-sharing programme under a public-private partnership model, which is anticipated to increase the city’s share of active mobility.
  • Though Indore and Bhopal have a rapid transit bus system, Bhopal has a better availability of public transport. 

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Among the cluster, here’s the overall rank for promising cities:

  1. Shimla
  2. Kochi
  3. Bhubaneswar
  4. Udaipur
  5. Agartala
  6. Aizawl
  7. Panaji
  8. Kohima
  9. Dehradun
  10. Thiruvananthapuram
  11. Jammu

Here’s are 12 rising cities that you should know of:

  1. Coimbatore
  2. Guwahati
  3. Ludhiana
  4. Nashik
  5. Varanasi
  6. Raipur-Nava Raipur
  7. Chandigarh
  8. Gurugram
  9. Ranchi
  10. Vijayawada
  11. Mysuru
  12. Jabalpur

The report includes 8 booming cities:

  1. Indore
  2. Nagpur
  3. Bhopal
  4. Lucknow
  5. Visakhapatnam
  6. Patna
  7. Kanpur
  8. Jaipur

Lastly, these are 9 mega cities featured in the report:

  1. Pune-Pimpri Chinchwad
  2. Mumbai
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Bengaluru
  5. Surat
  6. Chennai
  7. New Delhi
  8. Ahmedabad
  9. Kolkata

These were some of the key points highlighted in the report. 

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