IIT-Madras Alumna Sparks Debate on Delhi and Bangalore Livability

IIT-Madras Alumna Sparks Debate on Delhi and Bangalore Livability

IIT-Madras Alumna Sparks Debate on Delhi and Bangalore Livability

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An IIT-Madras alumna’s candid remarks about the livability of Delhi and Bangalore have ignited a lively debate on social media platform X (formerly Twitter). 

Anjali Lal’s statement, suggesting that Bangalore may become unlivable in the next five years akin to Delhi’s current state, has garnered both agreement and dissent from netizens.

Lal’s assertion that Delhi is presently not livable and Bangalore’s future prospects are bleak resonated with many social media users. However, her comments also faced pushback from others who challenged her viewpoint.

“Bangalore is not going to be liveable in the next five years, just like Delhi isn’t now. Folks, which city are we all planning to go to and make unliveable next?” wrote Lal, prompting a flurry of responses on X.

While some users concurred with Lal’s assessment, questioning the liveability of these metro cities, others contested her stance.

“Wdym Delhi isn’t liveable? And please come up with a better reason than pollution,” remarked one X user, expressing skepticism towards Lal’s assertion.

The social media post sparked a debate on rising numbers of crime in Delhi along with high pollution. Some users, came in to defend the national capital and declared it to be in better condition than Bengaluru.

“Delhi is good in infrastructure. Pollution is an issue but that is for nearly whole of North India to a certain extent. Delhi is better than Bangalore in water availability.”

“Problem with Bangalore and Delhi is civic sense. Inspite of being the highest education per capita Bangalore is on par with Delhi in civic sens. Unfortunately Mumbai is being killed by systemic corruption else the city is unbeatable. Other Options are Hyderabad, Indore, Pune.”

“Kolkata: Metro connection Affordable living Malls Water & Electricity abundant,” wrote an X user.

Amidst the discourse, several users cited alternative cities like Pune, Nashik, Indore, Dehradun, and Dharmshala as examples of locales offering better traffic management, lifestyle amenities, and pollution control measures.

The exchange of perspectives underscores the diverse opinions regarding urban livability in India’s metropolitan areas. Lal’s remarks have sparked introspection and debate, highlighting the complex challenges facing cities and the varying perceptions of their residents.