Traffic jams makes Nairobi world’s ‘second-worst’ city


Nairobi has been ranked the second-worst city in the world on traffic congestion.

According to the Serbia-based website, the 2017 Traffic Index lists Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in India as the most congested city in the world.

Mumbai, also in India, is ranked third, followed by Jakarta (Indonesia) and Manila (Philippines).

Traffic Index is a composite index of time consumed in traffic due to commuting to work, estimation of time consumption dissatisfaction, carbon dioxide consumption estimation in traffic and overall inefficiencies in the traffic system.

On average, Nairobians spend 62.44 minutes in traffic while Kolkatans spend an average of 68.86, Mumbai 60.11, Jakarta 56.98 and Manila 56.77 minutes. Continue reading


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