Mar. 9 – The Confederation of Indian Industries has ranked New Delhi as having the best quality of life for its residents among all cities in the India based on their latest “Liveability Index.”
After New Delhi, the next best cities to live in are Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. The survey looked at 37 Indian cities in over a decade to compute for a quality of life index. It also used hard data collected from reliable sources to eliminate the possibility of personal bias or a sampling error obscuring the reality.
Delhi topped the survey in terms of population density, safety, transport, education, job opportunities and accidents but ranked low in terms of healthcare at 17th place. It was Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kolkata that garnered high scores on this front.
Gurgaon, a de facto suburb of Delhi with a popular development zone, ranked high in terms of housing and educational facilities but lagged behind because of lack of job opportunities, high crime, and unsafe roads and public transport. Noida, a similar area close to Delhi was at 27th place due to poor healthcare, crime rate, no public transport and high rate of accidents.