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Gurugram Ranks Eight Among India’s Twelve Rising Cities: Report
Gurugram with a projected population between 1 million to 2 million stood at number eight alongside Coimbatore, Guwahati, Ludhiana, Nashik, Varanasi, Raipur-Nava Raipur, Chandigarh, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Mysuru and Jabalpur
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Good News for the people residing in Gurugram as the city marked the ‘Eight’ position among the twelve rising cities in the country, according to the Ease of Moving Index-India Report 2022.
Prepared by OMI Foundation, a policy research and social innovation think tank, the report was launched in Delhi on Tuesday by Kunal Kumar, joint secretary and mission director of Smart Cities Mission, and Shombi Sharp, United Nations resident coordinator in India.
The report is based on a survey incorporating responses from 50,488 respondents and 220 focus group discussion participants besides data from government and other sources and has categorised the study ranking into promising cities, rising cities, booming cities and megacities.
Gurugram with a projected population between 1 million to 2 million stood at number eight alongside Coimbatore, Guwahati, Ludhiana, Nashik, Varanasi, Raipur-Nava Raipur, Chandigarh, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Mysuru and Jabalpur.
The cities were examined on set parameters that include the impetus for active and shared mobility, seamless mobility, towards vision zero, mobility for all, affordable mobility, efficient and reliable mobility, clean mobility, future mobility and investment in the city thus ranking Coimbatore the best and Jabalpur at the worst.
According to the report, the residents of Gurugram use 81 per cent of two-wheelers, 36 per cent of bicycles, 5 per cent of three-wheelers and 34 per cent of four-wheelers, for overall travelling summarised to 42 per cent for work, 15 per cent for education, 20 per cent for shopping and 19 per cent for recreation.
It added, 50 per cent of residents spend less than Rs 1,000 a month, while 3 per cent spend between Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 on their monthly travel. On the whole, the report highlighted 83 per cent of the city’s population uses public transport out of which 39.17 per cent includes women.
Commenting on Gurugram’s ranking Roshan Toshniwal, Head of Centre for Future Mobility, OMI, and Co-author of the report said, as a rising city Gurugram is potentially capable of greater economic growth and ensures easier and safer commute for people both within and outside the city.
He said the city has comprehensive mobility and also a unified transport body that compliments its mobility and emphasised, creating infrastructure and transport systems will cater to every category of user.