Traffic biggest worry for Tamil Nadu voters: Survey
A total of 48.08 percent of voters said that traffic congestion was one of the top three priorities for them, followed by 34.84 percent for water and air pollution and 33.73 percent for noise pollution, a survey by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) said.
"About 83 percent of voters gave one of these three as their top priority," it added.
Better employment opportunities, lower food prices and facility for cyclists and pedestrians were also among the main priorities for voters. However, reservation for jobs, education, terrorism, secure military and corruption were not among the highest priorities, it said.
The survey spoke to over 16,000 respondents from every constituency of Tamil Nadu in February 2016, ADR said. The state government's performance on traffic congestion and pollution rated among the worst.
"There was a total of 25 issues for which they gave priorities and then rated government's performance. Thus for the top three priorities, traffic congestion was ranked 24 and noise pollution was ranked 21 out of 25, better employment opportunities 12, and drinking water 23. High priority issues for voters had very bad performance," it added.