The TomTom traffic report, however, said that traffic in Mumbai and Delhi fell slightly in 2018. (Photographer: Adeel Halim/Bloomberg News)

Mumbai Has The Worst Traffic In The World, Delhi Not Far Behind

Mumbai’s traffic flow is the worst in the world, while Delhi is close behind at fourth position, navigation technology firm TomTom said in a report based on the traffic situation in 56 countries.

A commute during rush hour in Mumbai takes 65 percent longer while in Delhi it is 58 percent longer, TomTom, which provides maps to Apple and Uber, said in the report. It added that traffic in the two cities fell slightly in 2018.

“Mumbai takes the top spot this year with drivers in the Indian city expecting to spend an average of 65 percent extra travel time stuck in traffic. Next in the global rankings are Bogota (63 percent), Lima (58 percent), New Delhi (58 percent) and Moscow (56 percent), making up the top five most congested cities in the world,” the report said.

In 2018, the average traffic congestion in Mumbai was 65 percent, a slight decrease from 66 percent in 2017. The city's lowest congestion was 16 percent on March 2, 2018. It’s worst was 111 percent on Aug. 21, it said.

Source: TomTom
Source: TomTom

Delhi recorded an average of 58 percent traffic congestion in 2018, a four percentage point fall from 2017. Like Mumbai, Delhi too experienced its lowest congestion on March 2, 2018, 6 percent. The city’s worst traffic congestion was 83 percent on Aug. 8, 2018.