Ease of Living Index 2020: Here’s complete list, Bengaluru tops list, Pune 2nd, Ahmedabad ranked 3rd

Among Indian cities with a populace of in excess of 1,000,000, Bengaluru has arisen as the best city on simplicity of living boundaries among 49 million-plus cities in 2020.

The IT capital of India has pushed the previous top ranker Pune to number two, while Ahmedabad positioned the third among 111 different urban areas.

“Bengaluru emerged as the top performer in the Million+ category [in category of ‘population more than million], followed by Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Surat, Navi Mumbai, Coimbatore, Vadodara, Indore, and Greater Mumbai,” a PIB press release said.

The simplicity of living is the lowest in Bareilly, Dhanbad and Srinagar.

In urban communities with a populace of not exactly 1,000,000, Shimla was positioned the most noteworthy followed by Bhubaneswar while Muzaffarpur in Bihar was had the least score, as per the Ease of Living Index 2020 arranged by the service of lodging and metropolitan undertakings.

The rankings under Ease of Living Index 2020 were declared for urban areas with a populace of over a million, and urban areas with not exactly 1,000,000 individuals. The appraisal practice was directed a year ago. Upwards of 111 urban areas took part in the activity.

“The Ease of Living Index [EoLI] is an assessment tool that evaluates the quality of life and the impact of various initiatives for urban development,” the release said.

It added: “It provides a comprehensive understanding of participating cities across India based on the quality of life, economic-ability of a city, and its sustainability and resilience. The assessment also incorporates the residents’ view on the services provided by city administration through a Citizen Perception Survey.”

List of million-plus cities ranking in 2020:

  1. Bengaluru 66.70
  2. Pune 66.27
  3. Ahmedabad 64.87
  4. Chennai 62.61
  5. Surat 61.73
  6. Navi Mumbai 61.60
  7. Coimbatore 59.72
  8. Vadodara 59.24
  9. Indore 58.58
  10. Greater Mumbai 58.23
  11. Thane 58.16
  12. Kalyan Dombivali 57.71
  13. Delhi 57.56
  14. Ludhiana 57.36
  15. Visakhapatnam 57.28
  16. Pimpri Chinchwad 57.16
  17. Solapur 56.58
  18. Raipur 56.26
  19. Bhopal 56.26
  20. Rajkot 55.94
  21. Jodhpur 55.80
  22. Madurai 55.78
  23. Jaipur 55.70
  24. Hyderabad 55.40
  25. Nagpur 55.33
  26. Lucknow 55.15
  27. Varanasi 54.67
  28. Kanpur 54.43
  29. Chandigarh 54.40
  30. Ghaziabad 54.31
  31. Gwalior 53.72
  32. Prayagraj 53.29
  33. Patna 53.26
  34. Aurangabad 52.90
  35. Agra 52.58
  36. Meerut 52.41
  37. Hubli Dharwad 51.39
  38. Nashik 51.29
  39. Vasai Virar 51.26
  40. Faridabad 51.26
  41. Vijayawada 50.35
  42. Ranchi 50.31
  43. Jabalpur 49.94
  44. Kota 49.52
  45. Amritsar 49.36
  46. Guwahati 48.52
  47. Bareilly 47.73
  48. Dhanbad 46.96
  49. Srinagar 42.95

List of cities with less than a million population in 2020:

  1. Shimla 60.90
  2. Bhubaneswar 59.85
  3. Silvassa 58.43
  4. Kakinada 56.84
  5. Salem 56.40
  6. Vellore 56.38
  7. Gandhinagar 56.25
  8. Gurugram 56.00
  9. Davanagere 55.25
  10. Tiruchirappalli 55.24
  11. Agartala 55.20
  12. Ajmer 54.89
  13. Puducherry 54.78
  14. Diu 54.64
  15. Karnal 54.48
  16. Panaji 54.44
  17. Tirunelveli 54.04
  18. Tiruppur 54.03
  19. Warangal 54.01
  20. Mangalore 53.95
  21. Thiruvananthapuram 53.93
  22. Karimnagar 53.27
  23. Tumakuru 53.06
  24. Erode 52.87
  25. Sagar 52.86
  26. Shivamogga 52.86
  27. Jammu 52.49
  28. Bihar Sharif 52.42
  29. Dehradun 52.41
  30. Bhagalpur 52.19
  31. Thanjavur 52.18
  32. Jalandhar 52.18
  33. Ujjain 52.04
  34. Jhansi 51.71
  35. Shillong 51.65
  36. Kavaratti 51.58
  37. Dharamshala 51.51
  38. Moradabad 51.43
  39. Kochi 51.41
  40. Rae Bareli 51.21
  41. Gangtok 51.18
  42. Port Blair 51.13
  43. Thoothukudi 51.12
  44. Saharanpur 50.91
  45. Amravati 50.38
  46. Tirupati 50.33
  47. Belagavi 50.28
  48. Udaipur 50.25
  49. Kohima 49.87
  50. Imphal 49.64
  51. Dahod 49.40
  52. Bilaspur 49.19
  53. Itanagar 48.96
  54. Rourkela 48.89
  55. Pasighat 48.78
  56. Dindigul 48.34
  57. Aizawl 48.16
  58. Aligarh 47.15
  59. Rampur 46.88
  60. Namchi 46.46
  61. Satna 45.60
  62. Muzaffarpur 45.53


Besides, the Ease of Living Index, the Centre has also released the final rankings of the Municipal Performance Index (MPI).

In the million-plus category, Indore topped the list, followed by Surat and Bhopal.

In the ‘less than million category’, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) emerged as the leader, followed by Tirupati and Gandhinagar.

“The MPI examined the sectoral performance of 111 municipalities (with Delhi being assessed separately for NDMC, and the three Municipal Corporations) across five verticals which comprise of 20 sectors and 100 indicators in all totality. The five verticals under MPI are Services, Finance, Policy, Technology and Governance,” the Centre said in an official release said.

Report: Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai inexpensive housing markets of 2020

The most recent moderateness record of Knight Frank India on Wednesday refered to Ahmedabad as the most reasonable lodging market in the nation with a reasonableness proportion of 24 percent followed by Pune and Chennai at 26 percent every this year.

Knight Frank’s proprietary affordability index, which tracks the likened regularly scheduled payment (EMI) to pay proportion for a normal family, shows significant improvement in moderateness in the course of the most recent decade.

Indeed, even in the pandemic year of 2020, lodging reasonableness further improved. The decrease in house costs and multi-decade low home advance loan fees improved lodging reasonableness in 2020.

While Mumbai is the most costly market with reasonableness proportion of 61 percent, different urban areas like Ahmedabad, Chennai and Pune are moderately more moderate. In any event, for Mumbai, the moderateness proportion has improved from a high of 93 percent in 2010 to 61 percent in 2020.

The file catches development in key constituents like property costs, home credit loan fee and family unit pay that decide the purchaser’s capacity to buy a house. City-wide normal moderateness insights can’t feature inconsistencies in lodging costs inside sub-markets or across the pay range.

A proportion of more than 50% makes it hard to make sure about home credits from banks and lodging account organizations making it unreasonably expensive to buy a house.

Shishir Baijal, Chairman and Managing Director of Knight Frank India, said the moderateness proportion across top eight urban communities has improved massively over this decade because of an expansion in pay level, lower loan cost and accordingly lower property costs.

“Government interventions around improved credit flow, lower interest rate and cut in stamp duty rate in some markets have brought confidence among homebuyers in 2020,” he said.

“We believe a combination of best in decade affordability level and pick-up in the economy will serve as key catalysts for the country’s housing market next year.”

Ather 450X Test Rides Start In Ahmedabad And Pune

Further to affirming conveyances of the Ather 450X and opening full installments for pre-orders, Ather Energy has affirmed its seller accomplices for the western locale of India. The retail experience that Ather Energy has worked through organization possessed experience habitats will currently be conveyed through vendor accomplices.

This necessary joint effort with sellers with experience of premium items and a profound comprehension of buyers in their individual market. Keeping that in mind, they have teamed up with Kataria Group in Ahmedabad, Kamal Motors in Mumbai and BU Bhandari in Pune. Ather Space, as Ather Energy alludes to its experience communities, will open the nation over in the coming months. The following 8 urban areas will see the Ather 450X test rides in the coming weeks, with conveyances starting in November. Test rides will be facilitated at advantageous areas over the urban communities, before the official experience outlets opening later in the year.

Ather Energy will plan the retail space and experience for its vendor accomplices, with an emphasis on its comprehensive experience-drove model. Ather Space will permit planned shoppers to test ride and get involved with Ather’s astute and associated item portfolio. The organization as of now works Ather Space in Bengaluru (Indiranagar) and Chennai (Wallace Garden Street).

In the Pune market, BU Bhandari will accomplice to set up Ather Space. They have been related with the car business throughout the previous 50 years, winning numerous honors towards the client and industry-first activities. BU Bhandari has joined forces with Volkswagen and Triumph among others, Whereas, Kamal Motors who will be working the Ather Space in Mumbai has been No.1 vendor for Tata Motors in Commercial vehicle for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Kataria gathering, who will be the Ahmedabad accomplice, is perhaps the biggest business in the nation speaking to lofty OEMs, for example, Maruti Suzuki, Porsche, Bharat Benz, Honda and TVS bikes.

The Ather Grid – quick charging framework is being set up in the entirety of the urban communities. Every city is probably going to get around 10-15 Ather Grid focuses before conveyance. A portion of the affirmed areas for Pune are Kalyan Bhel, Little Italy, Kalinga Restaurant, Copacabana, Bliss Bakery Cafe, Hotel KBs Woodland, Eat and Repeat Cafe and for Mumbai – Little Italy eateries and Ahmedabad’s areas incorporate Sangeetha Mobiles, Little Italy and Royal Orchid.

Ahmedabad report: 182 new COVID-19 cases , 3 more die

The COVID-19 infection episode actually wears the pants cross country in India. Numerous urban areas are confronting the brunt of the infection spread with Pune, Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad contributing day by day with more certain cases and setbacks. For this situation, the city of Ahmedabad recorded 182 new cases alongside three additional passings on Friday (September 25).

With this, the Covid cases in Ahmedabad region rose to 35,853, the Gujarat wellbeing office said. The area recorded upwards of three fatalities, raising the loss of life, civility the contamination, to 1,813, it included.

Discussing the recuperations, a sum of 125 patients were provided the release orders from clinics, recuperations in the area went up to 29,742. Exclusively discussing the Ahmedabad city, it announced 160 new cases on Friday, though the provincial parts detailed the staying 22 (87.91 percent). Likewise, every one of the three passings happened in the city medical clinics.

While the new cases were basically from the city region, it additionally contributed with a majority of recuperations as out of 125 recuperations, 104 were from the city (83.2 percent). Following the most recent update, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation called attention to that the quantity of miniature control zones in the city diminished to 235 with the expulsion of 35 and the expansion of seven zones.

In some different news from the city, a stunning episode approached as a 14-year-old young lady supposedly ended it all by balancing herself at her home in Ahmedabad’s Gota zone under the regional furthest reaches of Sola Police on Thursday (September 24). It is accounted for that the young person accepting the extraordinary choice as she was vexed after her auntie censured her for conversing with a kid.

In the wake of being chastened, the youth hurried towards her room and draped herself from the roof fan with the helo of a dupatta. Her more youthful sibling discovered draping her hanging in the room sibling.