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Cities in India 149% more congested than other Asian cities: BCG Survey

Cities in India are at least 149% more congested than cities in other Asian countries, an Uber commissioned Boston Consulting Group (BCG) survey said.

According to the survey, up to 89% of people propose to purchase a new four-wheeler in the next five years or so.
However, more than 79% of the people may not buy a car if ridesharing matches car ownership for affordability and convenience, according to the survey report.

The survey report packaged in 40-pages is titled ‘Unlocking Cities: The impact of ridesharing across India’. The survey was commissioned to understand the benefits and possible potential of ridesharing in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Delhi.

The report was launched in the presence of Barney Harford, Uber’s Global COO; Amit Jain, President, Uber India and South Asia; Suresh Subudhi, Partner, BCG & Ann Lavin, Senior Director, Public Policy & Government Relations, Uber APAC.

Amit Jain said in the next few months, Uber plans to introduce several India first innovations to help bring the benefits of ridesharing to more Indians and also enable us to work with the Government for a common goal of reducing private car ownership and to expand improved access to public transit systems.

The survey report found that rideshare vehicle delivers on average 1.4-3.3 times more passenger-kilometers compared to private vehicles.

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