As per the IBM 2010 Commuter Pain Survey, Delhi’s drivers experience the fifth most painful commute among 20 global cities. During the survey 400 drivers in each of 20 major cities in six continents were polled and based on the results, a Commuter Pain Index was compiled. The Index ranks the emotional and economic toll of commuting in each city on a scale of one to 100 on 10 indicators such as commuting time, impact of traffic on work and driving-related stress.
With a score of 99 out of 100, Beijing’s drivers turned out to be the worst sufferers along with Mexico City. They are followed by Johannesburg (97), Moscow (84) and New Delhi (81) in the list of the five worst cities. London stands as the tenth worst while New York comes 17th.
Stockholm’s drivers experienced the minimum pain. Nearly all of Delhi’s drivers found traffic negatively affecting their health. According to them, a typical one-way commute takes nearly 40-42 minutes and nearly 66% of them found stop-start traffic to be the most worst part of their commute.