Pune second best city to live in

Surat secures top spot; 11 cities surveyed for ‘quality of life’ by Bangalore-based Janaagraha.

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 8, 2013 1:30 am

Pune was adjudged the second best city to live in among the 11 cities examined for ‘quality of life’ by Bangalore-based NGO Janaagraha that works to improve the quality of life in Indian cities and towns. Surat secured the top position.

The cities were examined throughout the year on four parameters — capacity and resources of the city,planning of the city,transparency,responsibility and citizens’ participation and legal political representation.

The cities — Ahemdabad,Bangalore,Chennai,Dehi,Hyedrabad,Jaipur,Kanpur,Kolkata,Mumbai,Pune and Surat —were studied and compared to London and New York.

Additional Municipal Commissioner Rajendra Jagtap received the award on behalf of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). “The PMC performed well on all counts except for transparency,responsibility and planning,” he said.

Meanwhile,the civic body has received a report from IBM highlighting its services in health and traffic control.

“They have made certain suggestions and it is up to the civic body to implement them,” he added.

PMC has also undertaken reforms in administrative service as it is mandatory for beneficiary municipal corporations under JNNURM.

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