List of India Today Best City Awards 2014!

Chennai Best City of India 2014
Chennai Railway Station

New Delhi: India Today’s Best City Awards of year 2014 were distributed on 21st November in the city. Chennai has emerged as the best city (overall) this year whereas Coimbatore is titled with best emerging city (overall) in India Today’s awards. Kolkata was awarded the best city in category crime rate and safety, while Surat came second in the same category. In the education category, Chennai again emerged as the best city, while Thane won the award in the environment category. India Today Group has conducted the survey of cities last year.

Aroon Purie  (Editor in Chief, India Today)
Aroon Purie (Editor in Chief, India Today)

Speaking at the awards, Aroon Purie (Editor in Chief, India Today) said, “When we commissioned the survey, smart cities were still a gleam in the eyes of most urban planners.” He expressed pleasure over the fact that urbanisation was now the top agenda of this government.

India Today Best City Awards 2014
India Today Best City Awards 2014

The second edition of India Today’s Best Cities of India Report studied 30 capital and metro cities and 20 emerging cities on 12 parameters – overall, economy, housing, transport, public services, healthcare, education, crime and safety, entertainment, environment, investment and cleanliness. And awards were given in two categories, best city and best emerging city. Have a look at the awards.

List of India Today Awards 2014

 S. No.  Category  Best City Best Emerging City
 1  Environment
 Thane  Mysore
 2  Cleanliness  Chandigarh  Mysore
 3  Investment  Shimla  Coimbatore
 4  Economy  Hyderabad  Surat
 5  Transport  Chennai  Coimbatore
 6  Entertainment  Gurgaon  Mysore
 7  Public Services
 Mumbai  Coimbatore
 8  Crime and Safety
 Kolkata  Surat
 9  Healthcare  Pune  Coimbatore
 10  Education  Chennai  Nagpur
 11  Housing  Hyderabad  Ludhiana
 12  Overall  Chennai  Coimbatore

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