New Delhi, Aug 14: Tirupati and Vijayawada from Andhra Pradesh have been ranked in the top 10 most liveable places in the country, according to the Ease of Living Index a report released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Monday.
The survey assessed 111 cities on parameters including governance, social institutions and infrastructure. In governance, Tirupati, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam secured second, ninth and tenth positions respectively.
While Tirupati secured first place in social institutions category, Vijayawada stood eighth. In the economic category, Vijayawada is the only city in the State to figure in the top ten positions by finishing last. However, in physical infrastructure category, Vijayawada failed to make to the elite club, but Tirupati and Visakhapatnam secured sixth and tenth positions respectively.
The top 10 cities as per the rankings are: Pune, Navi Mumbai, Greater Mumbai, Tirupati, Chandigarh, Thane, Raipur, Indore, Vijayawada and Bhopal.
From Telangana, Karimnagar secured the 11th spot while Hyderabad was at 27. Chennai was ranked number 14.
Interestingly, New Delhi bagged the 65th spot while Rampur in Uttar Pradesh stood last.
This was the inaugural review done by the ministry on major cities. The cities were ranked based on four parameters--governance, social, economic and physical infrastructure.