Amit Jain (for Info only, not official)


Amit Jain

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    ...Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru is famous around the world as India’s technology capital, as well as being the birthplace of its most innovative ideas. But visitors to the city are often struck by another side of life there: its awful traffic. The city is the “sixth most painful” in the world for traffic jams, according to a recent survey. Another showed India’s Silicon Valley was losing 600 million working hours a year to congestion, costing it an annual Rs3,700 crore in lost earnings. It’s a similar story elsewhere in India’s cities, where one study suggests that almost half of all drivers spend more than 12 hours a week stuck in their car. Bengaluru and other Indian cities stand at the intersection of a global trend toward urbanization. From only 13% in 1900, the percentage of the world’s population that lives in the cities is expected to rise to 70% by 2050, putting a tremendous strain on infrastructure. ...

    Live Mint on Oct. 5, 2016, 11:50 p.m.