Indian Twitter has been going off about this mass migration to Bengaluru. The debate: how liveable is the city?
Story so far: After two years of working from home, companies across the country are summoning their employees back to the office. Given the unicorn boom in India’s startup hub, Bengaluru, it seems like everyone’s coming here! With a larger footfall comes a worsening liveability rate.
- Last year, Bengaluru was declared the most liveable city out of 111 Indian cities in the Union Housing and Urban Affairs’ ‘Ease of Living Index’ report. Yet, the Twitterverse seems to disagree.
City of means: While the decent weather, impressive nightlife and job opportunities are appreciated, infrastructure is where we’re really lacking.
- Most people point out the outrageously high rent, the bumper-to-bumper traffic, and the water crisis as major setbacks of the city.
Rent rates: Last year, rents dipped by 10% to 15% across the city due to the pandemic. But now, with the world opening up again, the demand is back where it used to be. At least, we’re still cheaper than Mumbai!