EIU Liveability Index: Congress MLA Ramalinga Reddy blames BJP govt for Bengaluru’s lowest rank among Indian cities

after few days Bengaluru ranked lowest Among the five Indian cities featured in the World Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) 2022 Global Well-Being Index, the opposition Congress of Karnataka has attacked the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, saying the poor ranking of the state capital is due to its mismanagement.

Among the Indian cities, Delhi ranked first at 140, followed by Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru at 141, 142, 143 and 146.

Former ministers and MLA Congress told BTM Layout in Ramalinga Reddy that corruption in project implementation was to blame for Bengaluru’s poor rating. The city lost ranking due to poor infrastructure, roads, education, and a lack of drinking water and electricity. For all this, the BJP government in the state and its corruption are the causes.”

The index ranked 173 cities based on their living or living conditions defined by five factors – stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure. Released on June 24, the list first included Chennai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru, which scored 54.4 out of 100.

The city received a score of 46.4, out of 100 in infrastructure. It is the lowest among all Indian cities. Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, was one of the five least livable cities in the world in the index, but it still scores better than India’s IT capital in terms of infrastructure. Bengaluru’s score in infrastructure was equal to that of Lagos in Nigeria, the third least livable city in the world. The degree of infrastructure depends on the quality of the roads, the public transport system, international links, the provision of energy, communications, water, and the availability of good quality housing.

This ranking came as a surprise as Bengaluru topped the Ease of Living Index 2020, released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

The most livable city according to the EIU index is the Austrian capital Vienna. Western European cities, along with a few Canadian cities, dominate the top ten. The Syrian capital, Damascus, is considered the least liveable city in the world, according to the index.

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