Safe Cities Index 2017

India continues to be the fastest growing economy in the world, growing at about 7 per cent, and is on course to become the third largest economy in the world by 2027 outpacing Japan.

The growth is driven by a number of factors where the middle-class is seen to see huge growth in India, according to a report by ‘The Economist Intelligence Unit.’

Sharing details of the report, Simon Baptist, global Chief Economist of The Economic Intelligence Unit, based on a report on the ‘Safe Cities Index 2017,’ Security in a rapidly urbanising world, said the global economy is projected to grow at about 2.9 per cent in 2017 as against 2.3 per cent in 2016.

While China’s growth is likely to be slow due to the Government reigning in credit and the first US recession in a decade predicted to arrive by 2020, India will be one of the economies that will continue to grow.

The study shows that there would be steady growth in urbanisation by 2050 and this would be pronounced in Asia and Africa.

The EIU expanded the list of cities to 60 where Tokyo was ranked No. 1, followed by Singapore at No. 2, which was followed by Osaka in the Safe Cities Index.

Delhi and Mumbai figured at 43 and 45 respectively.