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Kohima ranks first in use of public transport among ‘promising cities’


Dimapur, November 2: Nagaland state capital Kohima ranks first in frequency of using public transport among ‘Promising Cities’ in India, according to India’s first Ease of Moving Index 2018 report released by Ola Mobility Institute, the research and outreach arm of Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms.
Findings from the report reveal that frequency of using public transport is highest among the residents of Kohima. The report seeks to offer a comprehensive action plan for cities to further strengthen their public transportation systems and improve the overall state of mobility.
The report said 73% of Kohima residents feel the improved state of mobility over the last five years.
The report was released by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister, Road Transport & Highways in presence of Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and CEO of Ola.
With mobility needs being city-specific, the report surveyed over 43,000 respondents from 20 cities spanning across the length and breadth of the country. These cities were selected on five parameters – scale, character, culture, economy and geography.
Speaking at the launch event, Nitin Gadkari said, “The ease of moving index is a commendable effort to assess the state of mobility for cities. This report has important information that can help public stakeholders, city administrators and city planners in making smarter decisions to address pollution, congestion, and safety, and in building dynamic solutions to improve mobility for citizens at large.”
(Page News Service)