Delhi and Pune enjoy the fastest average vehicular movement on Indian roads with an average speed of 23 km/hour, according to data released by Ola. Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad follow these cities with average speeds of 21, 20 and 19 km/hour, respectively, the taxi hailing app’s survey said.
Ola, which collected data over the last six months on city transportation patterns across the country, found that in Bengaluru and Kolkata the vehicles move the slowest, with the average speeds being as low as 18 and 17 km/hour, respectively.
On speed across the country through the day, Ola found that the top average speed of Indian traffic was 33 km/hour. The lowest average speed stands at just 18 km/hour, between 6 to 9 pm and the average speed remains at 19 km/hr between 9 to 12 pm when most people travel to their offices.
According to the data, surprisingly, the average speed picks up by just 1 km/hour between noon and 3 pm, when the traffic from office is off the roads, Ola said. It was also found that the average distance travelled by an urban Indian living in one of the top seven metros to reach office stands at 11.6 km. Average time taken by them to reach office is 34.8 minutes. On the most notorious traffic bottlenecks in India, the data said the top 7 traffic bottlenecks are all in just 4 metros – Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
Kolkata, Mumbai and Bengaluru have two such bottlenecks each. Kolkata stands still at Shyambazar and Park Street, Mumbai barely moves at Saki Naka and Powai, Bengaluru stops at Silk Board and Domlur brings Hyderabad to a stand still, the Ola data added.