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Peak traffic hours in 4 Indian cities costing $22bn a year: Uber

 New Delhi, April 18: The top four Indian cities are today 149 per cent more congested than comparable cities in Asia and the country is losing over $22 billion a year in peak traffic hours compared to travel time during non-peak hours in those cities, an Uber-commissioned study revealed on Wednesday. On average, commuters in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Mumbai are taking 1.5 times longer to travel a given distance and ridesharing or shared mobility is the only solution to get rid of the traffic menace, said the study titled “Unlocking Cities: The impact of ridesharing across India” by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). “We continue to be at the forefront when it comes to unlocking the true potential of ridesharing for India. Through this study, we are hoping to draw the attention of administrators and urban planners on how shared cars and mobility can be part of the solution vs individual car ownership,” Amit Jain, President, Uber India and South Asia, told reporters here. (IANS)