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India Not Listed Among the Worst Traffic Affected Countries in the World

Overall, the US emerged the most congested country in the developed world, accounting for 10 of the top 25 cities worldwide with the worst traffic congestion.

Arjit Garg | News18.comArjit_Garg

Updated:February 9, 2018, 12:29 PM IST
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India Not Listed Among the Worst Traffic Affected Countries in the World
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Don’t you hate sitting in your car for hours, waiting for the traffic to get smoother. Year after year, traffic is getting worse in the major cities of the world. India is no different when facing traffic woes and there’s a constant debate about which city in India is most affected by the traffic – Delhi or Mumbai? However, neither India, nor any of its city made it to the list of worse traffic affected areas of the world!

The city with the world's worst traffic congestion? Los Angeles holds that dubious distinction, followed by Moscow, New York, Sao Paulo and San Francisco. Overall, the US emerged the most congested country in the developed world, accounting for 10 of the top 25 cities worldwide with the worst traffic congestion.

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American drivers spent an average of 41 hours sitting in traffic last year, at a cost of $305 billion, or an average of $1,445 per driver. That's according to the Global Traffic Scorecard, which analyzed the impact of traffic congestion in 1,360 cities across 38 countries around the world.

As many an Angeleno can attest, the City of Angels was deemed the worst city in the world for gridlock, with drivers spending 102 hours sitting in bumper to bumper traffic in 2017. It's the sixth year in a row that Los Angeles has held this title.

Tying for second place, Muscovites and New Yorkers spent an average of 91 hours in traffic, followed by Sao Paulo (86 hours) and San Francisco (79 hours). The findings were published by connected car and transportation analytics company INRIX.

Traffic moves along a busy road in New Delhi. (File photo/Reuters) Traffic moves along a busy road in New Delhi. (File photo/Reuters)

Meanwhile, at the country level, Thailand emerged the leader with drivers spending an average of 56 hours in peak congestion. Indonesia and Colombia round out the podium, at 51 and 49 hours respectively.

Here are the results:

Global city:

1. Los Angeles
2. Moscow
2. New York City
4. Sao Paulo
5. San Francisco
6. Bogota
7. London
8. Atlanta
9. Paris
10. Miami

Global country:

1. Thailand
2. Indonesia
3. Colombia
4. Venezuela
5. Russia
6. US
7. Brazil
8. South Africa
9. Turkey
10. UK

With inputs from AFP Relaxnews

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