Bangalore Will Be Unliveable in Five Years, Delhi Isn’t Liveable Now – IIT Madras Alum’s Viral Post Sparks Heated Debate

India’s metro cities are grappling with numerous issues such as pollution, traffic congestion, overpopulation, and water scarcity. Delhi, in particular, is also notorious for its high crime rates against women. Recently, an IIT-Madras alumna’s critical remarks about life in Delhi and Bangalore went viral on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), igniting a widespread debate.

“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 Anjali Lal, the IIT-Madras graduate, on X.

Her assertion that Bangalore would become unliveable in five years, just as Delhi is now, resonated with many users on the platform, who expressed their agreement. However, the statement also attracted a significant number of dissenting opinions.

One user commented, “Wdym Delhi isn’t liveable? And please come up with a better reason than pollution.”

Another user chimed in, “If you’ve been in cities like Mumbai most part of your life, Bangalore won’t look like a liveable city to you ever. PS- I’m not saying Mumbai doesn’t have its own cons.”

A different perspective came from a user who said, “Northies complaining about Bengaluru, it’s a never-ending cycle.”

Some took a more sarcastic tone, with one comment reading, “Delhi is perfectly liveable. Just don’t breathe outside air for 2 months.”

The post not only highlighted concerns about crime and pollution in Delhi but also spurred a discussion comparing it to Bangalore. Supporters of Delhi pointed out its better infrastructure and relatively superior water availability, despite acknowledging the city’s pollution problem.

One user defended Delhi by stating, “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.”

This viral post has opened up a broader conversation about the challenges faced by India’s major cities and the urgent need for solutions to improve the quality of urban life. Whether it’s the growing crime rate, deteriorating air quality, or inadequate resources, these discussions underscore the pressing need for urban planning and sustainable development in India’s metro cities.


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