According to a new study, people in Delhi get more stressful in rush hour traffic conditions compared to those in Mumbai and Bangalore.
The new social sentiment index study in three cities showed that half of the Delhiites were concerned over the traffic problems online compared to 29 per cent in Mumbai and 34 per cent in Bangalore. The study carried out by IBM included an analysis of more than 1,68,330 online discussions from September 2011 to September 2012 across social platforms including Twitter, Facebook, blogs, forums and news sources.
It was concluded that Delhiites mention stress due to traffic more than the poeple in Mumbai or Bangalore. Even as Delhi has the a much improved public transport system with the Delhi Metro and numerous flyovers and wide roads, the 'negative sentiment' for the rush hour traffic was at 35 per cent.
Delhiites were found to talking more about traffic problems and the stress of commuting, Bangaloreans talked more about the driving experience, construction and parking issues while Mumbaikars mentioned private transport, accidents and pollution frequently.
IBM India Managing Director Shanker Annaswamy has said that the country requires an investment of about 1.2 trillion over the next 20 years across areas like transportation, energy and public security to build the urban centers of the future.
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