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Pune all set to become the 7th Indian metro city

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There are total 6 metro cities in India. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The population in these cities has already saturated and most of these cities are crumbling under their own weight. Their perennial problems are crumbling infrastructure, population (most of it migrants) and lack of skilled resources. All these problems have led to the hunt for 7th Indian metro. ASSOCHAM has analyzed four tier 2 cities to come up with the 7th emerging metro city in India. Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Pune and Lucknow are the 4 cities looked at.

What makes a metro a metro? These are 8 parameters on which a city is rated as metro.

  1. Business environment
  2. Infrastructure availability
  3. Real estate cost & availability
  4. Educational institutes
  5. Employment opportunity
  6. Social infrastructure
  7. Financial services
  8. Transportation facility

Of the four cities which were analyzed Pune ranked first for the first five parameters and came up 3rd for the last three parameters. Its overall standing is number 1. Ahmedabad came close 2nd to Pune to being a possible 8th metro. Of the 4 cities Pune has 26 malls and multiplexes, 25 star category hotels,100 (approx) public and private educational institutes.

Pune also has a 80.73 % literacy rate and skilled population. Lucknow  has scored high on the connectivity and transportation facility. Pune came 3rd because of its geography (lack of railway junction). Pune has 3 national highways and an international airport which placed it above Chandigarh.

The one parameter missing in classifying a metro is the political climate. For a city to be truly a metro, it has to attract different cultures, foreign investment  and people from all parts of the country. For these things to happen the political climate in the city or the state is very important. It is true that political climate is cyclical. But if we take the current scenario in Maharastra (Mumbai) the climate is not very conducive for business in general. Ahmedabad and Gujarat has its share of woes. The two cities which stayed away from any political controversies by large are Chandigarh and Lucknow. If we introduce the political climate parameter the ranking would be different. But I still think Pune would come out first as it has taken care of the first 5 parameters. I just hope ASSOCHAM never have to include the political climate as a parameter in their future study’s.

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  2. sabyasachi panda says

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  3. sabyasachi panda says

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  4. Vikram says

    Dont miss Coimbatore, which is on threshold of making it to the top 10. Its among these fastest develop ing cities like Pune, Lucknow, Chandigarh,Ahmedabad.

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  6. Shashank says

    New delhi alwayz rulez!! Our competition is with tokyo,frankfurt,w.d.c….so mumbaikars,puneites,chennaites n all must compare within

    1. Mahendra says

      Dear Shashank! You and your self congratulatory attitude! For your kind information a recent survey by a world agency that ranked cities in the world. Mumbai and Delhi are the only cities that figured out in the list. Mumbai being 52 best and Delhi being 58. Well, figures talk for themselves!

  7. sumedh desai says

    Pune tithe kai Une. I love pune very much. Pune is the fastest developing city in India covers more area.

  8. Aditya Gupta says

    can indore will come in this list.

  9. Sanjay Chaudhari says

    puna now rank down 8 th largest city Ahmadabad 7th largest city.

  10. Bhanu Singh says

    I think Lucknow is the fittest in all in all education is highest there no city can beat its students- ambesh s(chennai).

  11. Bhanu Singh says

    I think Lucknow is the fittest in all in all education is highest there no city can beat its students- ambesh s(chennai).

  12. guddu patel says

    kolkata is the nice metro city of india.i live at metro city ,i m very happy. beautiful many place in there metro city.

  13. Abhishek Gupta says

    jaipur may be in the list future.

  14. Hnazi says

    Vikas, kochi has the biggest mall in india….. The lulu mall!

  15. vikas hastodia says

    1.pune is the oxford of the east 2. pune has the largest automobile hub in india 3. pune ranks second in high numbers of sweden company 4.pune is an knowlwdge city of india 5. pune is an IT city of india 6. pune has the maximum numbers of outsiders 7.pune is an green city of india 7.pune is an clean city of india 8.pune will have the 2nd metro train service after delhi 9.pune ranks top in terms of high numbers of 2 whellers 10.pune has the biggest mall of asia that is ishaniya mall at viman nagar road. and there are many more things to say for that u need to come pune ….bbye

    1. Mh says

      The largest number of outsiders(UPs and Biharis)

    2. Mahendra says

      Great comment Vikas!! Hats off to your knowledge about Pune! I was born and brought up on Pune. But even I learned a few things about Pune from your post! Thank you dear! Proud to be a Puneite

  16. Aditya Kuber says

    Wonder how the Swine Flu affects this!

  17. Vikas says

    A DRASTIC reduction in property tax is in the offing. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is in the midst of a major exercise to rationalize its archaic property tax structure. It will also help to encourage reality market.

  18. car booking says

    The climate of pune is moderate

  19. Chandrima Roy says

    A little correction… Hyderabad and Bengaluroo are not yet metropolitan cities. In that case, Pune may become the 5th metro!

  20. karan varma says

    Pune is worest city of india

    1. kk says

      Then go to your hometwon !! I will be happy that one outsider will be less

  21. j sarkar says

    Maharashtra govt. should issue notification, at the earliest, to make Pune formally a metro city. proud to be puneite.

  22. Arun Prabhudesai says

    It will be nice to say “I live in a Metro now” :)

  23. kamal says

    Rightly said Mr. Author.

    Political climate is very important as far as Indian cities are concerned. Because goverment has done little to insulate the very growth environment and policies from domestically opportunistic and internationally idealistic ( Ultimately Cheap mix) politics.

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