|Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility||39.33||Low|
|Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal||45.89||Moderate|
|Dirty and Untidy||42.99||Moderate|
|Noise and Light Pollution||48.69||Moderate|
|Dissatisfaction with Spending Time in the City||39.58||Low|
|Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City||47.47||Moderate|
|Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility||60.67||High|
|Garbage Disposal Satisfaction||54.11||Moderate|
|Clean and Tidy||57.01||Moderate|
|Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights||51.31||Moderate|
|Comfortable to Spend Time in the City||60.42||High|
|Quality of Green and Parks||52.53||Moderate|
Last update: February 2023
These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.
If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.
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These private buses in Mangalore are the worst road transport you will find in the entire country. These private buses in Mangalore are known for rash driving, all these buses are dented, these engines are not following any standards and norms, these busses cause immense air pollution and noise pollution. These Mangalore private buses don't even have doors, they don't have GPS stop, next stop announcements and they don't even wait for passengers to get down. The private bus authority don't even have website, helpline number and app to track buses. These private buses in Mangalore don't even have a proper bus stand. There is no roof and no proper terminals and no customer care staff. These private buses are parked in the road and they cause plenty of road accidents. The private buses in Mangalore are the worst in the world.
The Government buses in Karnataka are very good. They are now giving free travel to women. The Government buses have doors, GPS stop announcements, website, app, helpline number and online tracking. The Government buses follow the engine norms and emission guidelines. The Government bus stands and terminals in Karnataka are very good.
It is high time the Government city buses get introduced with electric buses and let them be the only bus transport service in Mangalore. All the private buses in Mangalore should be permanently abolished.
Trees are cut down, and Mangaluru does not have tree-lined roads and massive parks within the city limits. This is contrary to Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram - both these cities have plenty of tree-lined roads. The roads in Mangaluru are not grid-patterned. The temperature in Mangaluru city is increasing due to deforestation, more private vehicles, more concrete buildings and concrete roads, and smoke released by petrochemical industries. The temperature has risen sharply this year: https://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay?newsID=1054302
Hence people are not concerned about having more tree-lined roads, parks and gardens in Mangaluru.
I don't think India and its cities and towns are anywhere close to being considered clean and least polluted. India is among the most dirtiest and most polluted places in the world. All the cities of India are filthy. The roads and traffic sense in India is awful. The roads across Indian cities have plastic bags strewn everywhere, open sewers, horns, dust and open littering.
Australia is very clean and has the best air quality, good water quality, and the best quality of life in the world. People in Perth are very disciplined, they keep the public places very clean. You won't find even a single piece of paper thrown in the public places in Perth. Air quality is the best in the world, AQI at Perth never exceeds 5. In India even its least polluted city has AQI of 70!
Traffic sense is very disciplined at Perth, people follow rules, the sky on clear sunny days is beautiful blue without any air pollution. The infrastructure at Perth is excellent, and so are its people.
People in India boast about environmentalists and saving nature instead of infrastructure. But India is pathetic in terms of infrastructure, pollution, sanitation, traffic sense and discipline.
Forgive me for being honest and frank, I am glad I have moved out of India and never wish to return back to this filthy sub-continent.
Just like the other people have mentioned, I only wish for better infrastructure and job opportunities, a place free from pollution and improved sanitation and planning.
Adding onto what others have said, apart from beaches, quick connectivity to Kudremukh mountain from Mangalore has to be a top priority for great tourism and leisure. The reason is that Mangalore has been stereotyped as a hot and warm place by Karnataka and everyone else. But the irony is that Kudremukh mountain that is the tallest mountain in Karnataka is only at a distance of 45 km if a straight highway is constructed from there to Mangalore city. Kudremukh is the tallest mountain in Karnataka jointly sharing that spot with Mullayanagiri. Kudremukh mountain is easily the nearest hill station to Mangalore.
The real irony is that Kudremukh mountain is the coldest place in Karnataka. At the top of Kudremukh in January mornings, the temperature can drop to 0°C. There is no IMD official weather measuring station up there. Although Mangalore is the warmest place in Karnataka on average, Kudremukh mountain is Karnataka's coldest place and most pleasant in summer. It is very sad that politicians, administrators and people have ignored direct highway from Mangalore to ascend the Kudremukh mountain. Kudremukh peak is arguably the most underrated place in Karnataka.
In fact in terms of chill climate and pleasant weather, none of these places are anywhere near comparable to Kudremukh - they include the overhyped weather of Bangalore, Coorg, Mysore, Belgaum, Dharwad, Hassan, Kolar and Chikmagalur town. Kudremukh is by far more pleasant and cooler than these overrated places.
If the infrastructure and job opportunities are augmented and boosted in Mangalore, then it will be the best place to live in India.
The Indian Media and Politicians are to be blamed for their propaganda in portraying Mangalore for fake communal incidents and fake intolerance. I had worked in Mangalore for 7 years in a software company and I know the reality.
Pollution can be reduced if the private vehicles usage is mitigated and public transport usage is maximized.
Mangalore needs to improve a lot on outdoor cleanliness.
All the national highways and railway lines heading eastward from Mangalore towards Sakleshpur-Hassan, Davangere, Mysore, Hubli are the worst. Many national highway stretches are single lane and worse than moon craters. The NHAI, PWD, Indian Railways and DGCA are highly corrupt bodies headed by worst union ministers. Mangalore people are fools to vote for the Central Government and also the useless State Government. The airport, infrastructure, networks, utilities, highways, railways are worst in Mangalore. All the politicians and journalists of India are corrupt and terrible. Mangalore's tabletop airport is highly dangerous. Air pollution is very bad at many areas inside the CBD area, Nanthoor and Panambur.
There are no flyovers, no underpasses at crucial points in Mangalore such as Nanthoor, KPT, Falnir. The traffic near Hampankatta is horrible and insane. Worst city planning in Mangalore with no grid patterned roads, no treelined garden roads, no corniche waterfront bypass roads, no rapid transport systems like Metro Rail, BRTS or suburban trains. Electric vehicles and buses usage are swept under the carpet. The Mangalore Airport is worst and it has a very dangerous short tabletop runway.
Beaches in Mangalore are pathetic, the rivers, riversides are horribly polluted in Mangalore. I found it very unsafe to travel as a single woman in Mangalore buses. India is one of the worst countries for women. In India throughout, there are huge occurrences of rape, sexual harassment, groping and molestation. India is definitely one of the worst countries and very dangerous for women. I found Yorkshire, UK a million times safer for women than any place in India. United Kingdom is highly liberal and open-minded when it comes to women rights and concerns. The people in UK are far far better for women compared to India.
In India, people are worst. Beef ban is a stupid concept throughout India. But India leads in beef exports. This type of hypocrisy and double-standards you'll never find among the UK people. India is still a third-world country.
The traffic in Mangaluru is extremely high and the roads are congested. The roads are never constructed at Mangaluru in grid patterns. Worst planning in Mangaluru with no tree-lined footpath roads, no gardens on the road medians, no road markers, vehicles horn for no reason, no electric buses, no proper bus terminal, no Metro rail, no BRTS, and an airport with worst runway and infrastructure. People still dump rubbish in the riverside and the beaches are maintained in a pathetic way. Trash burning and bursting of firecrackers are still practised by the literate fools. The highways connecting Mangaluru are the worst. There are no Shatabdi trains connecting Mangaluru. There are very very few software companies, hardly any research institutions in Mangaluru. Top quality educational institutions such as IIM, IITs, IISc, Astrophysics, Statistical institutes, ISRO are not there in Mangaluru. With very poor job opportunities and poor education infrastructure, most people will move out of Mangaluru and permanently settle in other cities. Mangaluru has pathetic infrastructure, horrible planning and job opportunities are worst. People never elect their political representatives on merit or great service to society. Worst useless candidates get elected time and again in Mangaluru. The Indian Media, newspapers and news channels are the worst in the world.
Mangaluru has worst road and rail connectivity with other cities of Karnataka. The city of Mangaluru has worst planning. The airport of Mangaluru is worst and highly dangerous during the monsoon.
The vehicles are also increasing, all these factors along with the petrochemical industries contribute to rising air pollution. Some people still burst crackers.
Mangalore needs metro rail, electric buses, BRTS, corniche roads and software companies instead of petrochemical industries.
Tourist places in Mangalore are terrible to say the least.
The surface of the entrance to Panambur Beach is filled with black charcoal. The trucks carrying charcoal, petroleum, etc. from the nearby Port are allowed to enter tourist beaches! This is a turnoff for international tourists.
Hope the people and the city corporation officials wake up and improve the sanitation especially in these localities and throughout the city.
I understand that these problems are found throughout India, not just Mangalore. The private buses are an exception though. In any ATM kiosk, the floor is littered with bills. Firecrackers are relentlessly busted during festivals throughout the night. Loudspeakers with amplifiers are played throughout the day and night during feasts. Indians never care about rules. Indians also lack civic-sense.
Unless the cleanliness and pollution rules are made more strict, people will go on polluting places. There are a substantial number of law-abiding citizens, but their efforts and discipline unfortunately are in vain.
Will some people stop the practice of littering in public spaces?
Will the city corporation appoint many more personnel to sweep and clean up the public spaces?
Will those ancient private buses stop emitting thick smoke?
Why aren't any action taken against these private buses when they are well past their expiry date?
However, nowadays the police patrolling has increased immensely in Mangalore, which is a very very good sign.
The police force in Mangalore is something to be proud about. Hope their numbers increase further in the coming days.
I sure hope the Mangalore Police force also takes very strict action against littering and those private buses, traffic offenders and also vandalism of public property.
But few improvements are still remaining, especially in the western parts of the city, places centered around the old port and the new port areas. Roads need improvement, albeit many have been recently white-topped. The river sides around Boloor to Bengre need plenty of cleansing and improvement. Many overseas tourists are visiting these places every week. There should be heavy fines imposed for littering on public places, and also on river sides.
Software companies, Research labs, etc. will be much better for Mangalore, compared to the Petrochemical industries which pollute the environment. When there are plenty of colleges in this city, people migrate to other places. Petrochemical industries will only increase the air pollution and contaminate the water bodies in the months to follow. Earlier the tile factories used to cause pollution, now thankfully most of them have shut down.
Electric buses need to be introduced, and like Singapore, high vehicle taxes need to be imposed. There should be transparency from the Government as well, as to how the taxes are utilized for the welfare of the people.
My observations apply to all the places of India, and not just Mangalore.
People in India have a big ZERO civic sense. People from that large Indian community X burst plenty of fire-crackers on their N number of festivals. The air throughout India is horrible. The Air Quality Index within India ranges from Bad to Worst. Browse the internet,and compare this with the Western countries, and you'll know what I'm talking about. Even the most polluted places in Europe, Australia and USA have far better air quality than the purest AQI places in India !! Absolutely Real Genuine Fact.
People throughout India are extremely selfish and narrow-minded. They are hell-bent in keeping their houses and premises clean, but will turn all the public places ugly and filthy. The vehicle horns are blown for no reason and are extremely annoying and disgraceful.
PG posters are stuck on light-poles and other walls in public places. People vote for liars and criminals, and they are free to rule this country. The Indian media is highly biased and a puppet of politicians. India ranks 140 in the Press Freedom Index.
Walk into any ATM kiosk in India and find it littered with receipt papers all over the floor. First, people are stupid to print it, but still can't they even put that paper into the dustbin? This is how stupid and pathetic Indians are, in reality. Is there any significance of those eyewash campaigns like "Swachh Bharat", "Acche Din", "Elimination of black money", etc.?
There is massive amount of corruption in the roads and PWD department, and hence India has the worst quality of roads and highways in the world. All the politicians in India are crooks, ignorant and liars. Throughout India, people vote for Religion, Caste or Language and not for Development.
These bus owners and Petrochemical tycoons are hand-in-glove with the present MP and MLAs of Mangalore.