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17 Mar, 2015

Quality of life: Delhi is now a city on ‘terminal decline’ – Hindustan Times

Feted as an “ultimate city to visit and explore” by National Geographic’s Traveller magazine and the “best city to live in India” by the Institute for Competitiveness and Confederation of Indian Industry till three years ago, Delhi has lost the status to Mumbai — which was seen as a city on ‘terminal decline’ because of its creaking infrastructure.

But now the tale of the two rival cities has reversed.

Recently, Mercer, a global consultancy firm, in its annual quality of living rankings placed Mumbai two notches above Delhi — while Mumbai is at 152 rank, Delhi stands at 154.

So, how did the capital lose to Mumbai despite the former’s much-vaunted infrastructure?

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