The Global Metro Monitor’s 2018 edition unveiled that the capital of India, Delhi is the sixth best performing metropolitan economy in the world. Dublin leads the list followed by San Jose, Chengdu, San Francisco, and Beijing.
Delhi has the second largest metro area after Mumbai but with a per capita income of $18,600, which is three times the national average, the city has become a destination for people to migrate to look for better opportunities and high living standard, the Global Metro Monitor report said.
Contrary to its economic performance, The metro city has been in news for facing challenging concerns like smog, pollution, congestion, and cleanliness. The report criticized the rising issues in Delhi. It said, “The city faces crippling congestion and pollution challenges that have accompanied its rapid urbanization.”
Delhi may be one of the worst polluted cities in the world, but the metropolitan city surely isn’t behind when it comes to economic performance. Delhi has a rising population of 1.8 crores accompanied by speedy urbanization. As per recent estimates, the population of the city is likely to reach 4 crores by the end of 2030.
India’s neighboring country China house for 5 cities in the top 10 list.
Apart from Delhi, other metropolitan cities which have managed to be in top 100 metro cities includes Hyderabad (ranked 14), Surat (19), Mumbai (23), Bengaluru (46), Kolkata (59), Ahmedabad (86), and Pune (88).
The Global Metro Monitor 2018 included 300 largest metropolitan economies in the world as sample size.