List of cities having the best public transportation in the world, India’s Mumbai gets 19th rank


Mumbai – Five Asian cities made the list of the top ten with the greatest public transportation systems, with Mumbai ranking 19th and being the highest-ranked Indian metropolis.

According to a survey published by London-based ‘Time Out’ – a media outlet that focuses on hospitality business and labels itself as a global brand ‘dedicated to city life’ – Germany’s Berlin was ranked as the city with the best public transportation system globally, followed by Czech Republic’s capital Prague, while Mumbai secured the 19th spot and was the top-ranked Indian city.

Five Asian countries were in the top ten on the list, with Japan’s bustling capital Tokyo taking third place.

According to a survey of 20,000 people in 50 cities around the world to evaluate public opinion about their local transportation systems, Berlin has the most reliable, safe, and comfortable public transportation network. According to Time Out, 97% of its people complimented the public transportation network, notably its metro system, U-Bahn, which has nine readily navigable lines and a total of 175 stations.

List of world’s top 10 cities with best public transit system:

1. Berlin
2. Prague
3. Tokyo
4. Copenhagen
5. Stockholm
6. Singapore
7. Hong Kong
8. Taipei
9. Shanghai
10. Amsterdam

Cities such as Melbourne and Bangkok, with their fairytale trams and high skytrains, did not make the cut, according to the survey, which was based on a simple question: “Is it easy to get around your city by public transportation?”

According to the poll, Tokyo was ranked third for managing a smooth transportation network for both residents and non-Japanese speakers.

Meanwhile, Mumbai has a sprawling suburban train network that is a boon to the metropolitan region’s 12.5 million residents. According to the survey, “81 percent of locals say it’s easy to cross Mumbai by public transportation, and the system certainly keeps the metropolis moving, with millions using the city’s buses, rickshaws, metro, and taxis on a daily basis.”

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