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June 19, 2019

Fast Fact: The average commuter wastes 11 days a year in Mumbai traffic

The average 30-minute drive in Mumbai more than doubles to 66 minutes due to the city’s notoriously congested roads, according to IDFC Institute’s analysis of more than 53 million Uber Movement data points.


This means that Mumbaikers waste 55% of their commuting time stuck in traffic, equating to roughly 11 days in traffic for the average person, assuming a 30-minute commute. It’s even worse during the monsoon season when a 30-minute journey becomes 70 minutes.


You can see for yourself on our interactive map. If you were to start at the black circle, in 15 minutes in peak hour traffic you would be able to get anywhere within the red circle. However, if there were no traffic, such as in the early hours of the morning, you’d be able to get anywhere within the blue outer circle.



The data collected is between 2016 and 2018 and is publicly available at Uber Movement.

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