Indians Spend Most Time On-Road In The World; Bengalureans Are The Slowest Commuters

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A report recently published by office commute platform MoveInSync Technology Solutions, says that Indians spend more than 2 hours on the road daily which is the highest than most of the countries in the world. According to the “Travel Time Report, Q1 2019 vs Q1 2018” on average every Indian spends 7% of his day in commuting to the workplace with an average speed of fewer than 3 minutes/km.

This report has been created based on the data collected from the rides using MoveInSync platform across major metro cities including Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Delhi-NCR.  


IT Corridor Of India Takes 2 Minutes 26 Seconds/1km

The collective data of these six cities indicate that the IT corridor of India takes 2 minutes and 26 seconds on average to travel a distance of 1km. The report says that city-wise Chennai commuters travel faster at a speed of 25.7 km/hour whereas Bengaluru and Mumbai commuters are the slowest with an average speed of 18.7 and 18.5km/hour respectively. Delhi-NCR and Hyderabad travel at a speed of 20.6 km/hour and 21.2 km/hour respectively.  

Bengalureans Spend Most Time On Road
Courtesy: New Indian Express

As compared to the first quarter of last year, the Q1 of 2019 shows a decrease in the average one-way distance an office commuter in Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, Pune, and Mumbai travels. Chennai registered an average increase of 12% in one-way distance traveled along with an 8% rise in the average time taken for commuting.

Bengalureans Spend Most Time On Road
Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Bengaluru Shows Drop By 3% In One-way Commute Time

Bengaluru registered a drop of 3% in average one-day commute time and a drop of 12% in average one-way distance travel whereas Hyderabad saw a hike of 9% in the time taken for a one-way commute. The report says that Monday is the worst day of the week when the traffic is at its peak in all the six cities for traveling to work. Bengalureans reach their offices fastest on Tuesday whereas Hyderabad and Chennai commuters reach the fastest on Friday.    


For most officegoers, 9 am and 6-7 pm is the worst time to travel. The report suggests that traffic stress can be reduced by introducing Flexi-work timing at work which can help to cut down the travel time taken by at least 20 to 40% or 20 to 25 minutes/day.