rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Business » 10 cities that face the worst traffic snarls

10 cities that face the worst traffic snarls

April 21, 2015 07:29 IST

Image: Jakarta faces the worst traffic problems. Photograph: Supri/Reuters
 
 

Two cities each from Indonesia, Mexico and Russia are among the list of 10 places facing worst traffic congestion. 

Fortunately, no Indian city is among the top 10 affected by traffic congestion.

The 2014 Castrol Magnatec Stop-Start Index analysed traffic conditions in 78 key cities and regions around the globe, including China, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

Take a look at the 10 cities with the worst traffic jams… 

Image: No respite from traffic woes in Jakarta. Photograph: Reuters
 
 

Jakarta (Indonesia)
Rank: 1

The world’s worst city in terms of traffic congestion is Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta finds the Castrol's Magnatec Stop-Start index.

The traffic jam in this city is so bad that an average driver goes through 33,240 stop-starts per year.

With huge railway projects in a limbo, people may have to wait for atleast a decade or more for the traffic situation to improve, says a Reuters report.

Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters
 
 

Istanbul (Turkey)
Rank: 2

The average driver in Istanbul will have to stop 32,520 times. 

Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters
 
 

Mexico City (Mexico)
Rank: 3

In Mexico City, a driver will have to stop 30,840 times. 

Photograph: Sigit Pamungkas/Reuters
 
 

Surabaya (Indonesia)
Rank: 4

Surabaya is the second city from Indonesia in the list. Here they will have to stop 29,880 times. 

Photograph: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters
 
 

St. Petersburg (Russia)
Rank: 5

St. Petersburg, Russia too faces huge traffic problems. Here average number of start-stops is 29,040.

Photograph: Sergei Karpukhi/Reuters
 
 

Moscow (Russia)
Rank: 6

Moscow too faces the brunt of urbanisation. The average driver in Moscow will have to stop 28,680 times. 

Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters
 
 

Rome (Italy)
Rank: 7

The average driver in Rome will have to stop 28,680 times. 

Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters
 
 

Bangkok (Thailand)
Rank: 8

The average driver in Bangkok will have to stop 27,480 times. 

Photograph: Alejandro Acosta/Reuters
 
 

Guadalajara (Mexico)
Rank: 9

Guadalajara is the second city from Mexico with worst traffic problems. The average driver in Guadalajara, Mexico, will have to stop 24,840 times. 

Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Rank: 10

The average driver in Buenos Aires will have to stop 23,760 times.