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    13 Jan 2017

    It's Official: India's Worst Traffic Isn't In Mumbai Or Bengaluru, It's In Chennai

    If you're not a fan of early workdays and constant jams, Hyderabad is the city for you. (H/t Ola)

    The question about which Indian city has the worst traffic has long plagued its residents, with everyone staking claim to the title.

    Well, one of the country's biggest cab services, Ola, just released a bunch of stats that give us a conclusive answer once and for all.

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    And as it turns out, India's slowest moving traffic isn't in Mumbai, Delhi, or Bengaluru... It's in Chennai.

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    According to data collected by Ola in 2016, the average speed of traffic in Chennai was a snail-like 19.6 km/hr, as opposed the overall average of 22.7 km/hr for the country.

    In contrast, it turns out that Hyderabad is India's fastest city, with an average ride speed of 27.1 km/hr.

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    New Delhi is second at 26.5 km/hr, with Pune and Mumbai following close at 21.9 km/hr and 21.5 km/hr respectively.

    Hyderabad offices also have the latest start time at 9:54 a.m. which, coupled with its fast traffic, pretty much makes it the best place to work in India.

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    Offices in Delhi-NCR start the earliest at 9:09 a.m, followed by Mumbai at 9:12 a.m.

    The top pick-up and drop locations for Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, and Pune were the city's airports....

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    Making them the three cities with the most travellers, evidently.

    Ola also released data that pinpointed specific locations with the worst traffic in each city.

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    Bengaluru residents will not be surprised to see that the Silk Board signal has the most notorious bottlenecks in the city.

    In conclusion:

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