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You voted: Most hated Indian city

Last updated on: September 12, 2012 18:31 IST

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Last week we asked readers to vote for the most hated cities in India based on ten attributes. By the midnight of Sunday, September 8, 3,450 readers cast their votes and here are the results of that survey.

The ranking has been decided based on the maximum number of readers ranking a particular city at number 1 in their list of most hated city.

The ten attributes we assigned to 25 Indian cities were thus: Corruption, atitude towards women, traffic congestion, ugly, untidy appearance, offensive people, pollution, goondaism and crime, inadequate mass transport system, work culture and racism.

Here are the top 5 most hated Indian cities in descending order...

5. Kolkata

Of all the 3,450 readers who voted only 118 ranked Kolkata as the most hated Indian city at number 1.

64 readers thought Kolkata was the least hated Indian city and ranked it at number 25.

And here's how the cookie crumbled for Kolkata on the basis of the ten attributes we had asked readers to vote on, on individual city pages:

33 per cent of our readers said they hate Kolkata the most because of its ugly and untidy appearance. Interestingly, Kolkata has such architectural marvels like the Victoria Memorial, the Writers' Building and the Kolkata Maidan, the largest urban park in the city.

The second top reason why readers love to hate Kolkata is for its traffic congestion. 20 per cent of the readers don't much like the traffic congestion in the city. 9 per cent readers said goondaism and crime is their topmost reason to hate the historic city .

8 per cent hate the pollution in the city the most.

Interestingly, only 6 per cent readers voted for corruption, work culture and inadequate mass transport system each as their main reason for hating the city.

Racism, cited by 3 per cent readers as the attribute they hate the most, offensive people at 2 per cent and attitude towards women at 2 per cent are some of the good things that readers have to say about The City of Joy.

81 people voted on the Kolkata page till midnight September 8.


Image: The Victoria Memorial
Photographs: Wikipedia Commons

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4. Patna

Surprised to see Patna as the fourth most hated Indian city?

210 readers ranked it at number one expressing their view about the city being the most hated for them. Against these only 8 readers ranked Patna at number 25 making Bihar's capital as their least hated Indian city.

The Nitish Kumar magic doesn't seem to be working with readers. Despite the Bihar chief minister being lauded for his all-round efforts for maintaining law and order 37 per cent voted Patna as the number one city they hate for prevalence of goondaism and crime. 23 per cent hate the city because of corruption, 15 per cent for its ugly and untidy appearance and 10 per cent for its offensive people.

Readers think the city does not have much of a problem on issues like racism (2 per cent), traffic congestion (1 per cent) and pollution (1 per cent).

59 people voted on the Patna page till midnight September 8.


Image: Buddha Memorial Park in Patna
Photographs: Wikipedia Commons
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3. Chennai

Chennai came third in the list of most hated Indian city. 285 readers ranked Chennai number one indicating it being their most hated city against 99 readers ranking it 25 indicating they hate Chennai the least from amongst 25 cities listed in the survey.

Out of the 96 readers who voted for the ten attributes on the Chennai page 18 per cent hated the city the most for its ugly and untidy appearance.

Racism at 15 per cent and offensive people at 14 per cent are the other two topmost attributes that Indians hate about this south Indian city.


Image: The Ripon Building, commissioned in 1913, houses the Chennai Corporation.
Photographs: Wikipedia Commons
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2. Delhi

The national capital is the second most hated Indian city according to a sample size of 3,450 readers who voted for the poll. 595 voters ranked Delhi at number one against 73 readers who ranked it at 25.

Corruption at 29 per cent and attitude towards women at 28 per cent (are we surprised?) rank as the top two reasons why Indians think they hate Delhi the most.

Offensive people at 14 per cent and goondaism and crime at 12 per cent are the third and fourth attributes respectively that Indians don't like about the city that is home to India's parliament and the Supreme Court.

The city is better off in terms of traffic congestion, racism and pollution with just 4 per cent, 2 per cent and 1 per cent readers respectively attributing it as a reason why they hate the city the most.

154 readers voted on the Delhi page.


Image: The historic Red Fort in Delhi
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1. Mumbai

Surprise, surprise!

The Maximum City that lures thousands of Indians to its shores every year in the hope of fulfilling their dreams has been ranked as the most hated Indian city.

A whopping 45 per cent or 1,562 out of the total 3,450 that participated in the survey have voted Mumbai as India's most hated city. And only 269 readers ranked it 25 suggesting that Mumbai is the least hated city in the country.

Out of 166 votes registered on this page, 28 per cent readers said they hate the city the most for its traffic congestion. Another 20 per cent believe goondaism and crime as the reason why they hate this city with a population of 1.2 crore.

Reflecting the slow decay that the city has witnessed to its architectural aesthetic 12 per cent readers said they hate the city for its ugly and untidy appearance.

On the plus side only two readers hate the city the most for its work culture and just five readers thought that the people in the city are offending.

The biggest plus: None hate the city for its attitude toards women indicating that Mumbai is still the safest city for women.

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Image: A bird's eye view around Brabourne Stadium
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Bangalore, Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad have been ranked 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th most hated Indian cities respectively as per this survey.

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Noida, Bhubaneshwar, Pune and Kanpur have been ranked 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th most hated Indian cities respectively as per this survey.

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Dhanbad, Meerut, Trivandrum and Guwahati have been ranked 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th most hated Indian cities respectively as per this survey.

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Surat, Coimbatore, Bhopal and Ranchi have been ranked 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st most hated Indian cities respectively as per this survey.

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Indore, Mangalore, Jaipur and Nashik have been ranked 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th most hated Indian cities respectively as per this survey.

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