Delhi’s public transport among cheapest in world

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2014 01:24 IST

The Capital has emerged as the most affordable city in terms of urban transport among 60 cities across the globe in a survey done by GoEuro, an online journey planning platform, as part of their price index series.

Delhi is closely followed by Mumbai and Indonesian capital, Jakarta. is a Berlin-based travel search website for Europe that compares and combines air, rail, bus and car rental options in one click. The survey took into account factors including distance, time and taxes and compared the prices of public transport, taxis and Uber (an app-based cab service) in the survey. GoEuro gathered all data from official provider sites.

“Information about the cost of getting to and from the airport, train or bus station to a hotel is essential, especially when on a budget. Understanding the price and how it may vary from city to city is a valuable resource for the business and holiday traveller,” GoEuro said in a statement.

While Delhi ranked the cheapest in terms of public transport, Mumbai’s taxi service was ranked the cheapest among the 60 surveyed cities followed by Delhi.

The taxi data was calculated based on the cost of a 10km ride; for Uber, the average cost of all available services in the city for an equivalent journey, and for public transport the cost of a single ticket.

In Delhi and Mumbai, a public transport ticket, on average, costs $0.22 (about Rs 13) and $0.30 (about Rs 18) respectively per ride; a taxi journey $2.62 (about Rs 160) and $2.32 (Rs 142) per 10km; and an Uber journey $4.40 (Rs 268) and $4.35 (Rs 265) per 10Km.

Delhi has about 5,200 buses in its fleet and an operational network of 192 kilometre of metro system. Mumbai too has a very strong network of local trains and public transport buses which serves as feeder for local train service.

The most expensive city for urban transport is Stockholm in Sweden, where a public transport costs $4.96 per ride (about Rs 302), a taxi journey $40.04 (Rs 2442) per 10km; and an Uber journey $48.57 (Rs 2963) per 10Km.

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