Today, 70 per cent of Adobe’s 1,000-plus-manpower lives within 10 minutes driving distance of its campus—convenient, since Adobe ‘s operations are 24x7. Sure, Noida isn’t as posh as Gurgaon but it outstrips its neighbourhood rival in the generation of jobs, registering 14 per cent employment growth versus 11 per cent in Gurgaon, thanks to a fountain of small scale units mushrooming every year.
Noida’s power situation is pathetic. Nearly 50 per cent of residents polled mentioned power cuts lasting 2-4 hours. Noida also has the reputation of being the crime capital of India with a whole slew of high profile murders, kidnappings and car jacking. If Noida gets these essentials right, it may just best Gurgaon in next year’s list.
Life at work (Rank 2)
Per Capita Income: Rs 85, 519 p.a (ranked 9th)
Employment growth rate of 14%
After work (Rank 22)
95% owned houses, fourth highest on our list
Only 77% had electricity, third lowest on the list