Mumbai is the top metro city with 23% of Internet users in India
New Delhi: Mumbai has the highest number of Internet users at about 16.4 million in the country, as per Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The total number of web users in the country is over 243 million.
Mumbai witnessed a 37% jump in the Internet user base to about 16.4 million in October this year, from 12 million in the same month last year, the joint study by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB said.
The commercial capital of India was followed by Delhi which has a user base of 12.1 million. Delhi recorded the fastest year-on-year growth rate of 50 per cent in Internet user base among top eight cities of the country.
Kolkata came third in the list with 6.27 million users, followed by Bangalore with 5.99 million and Chennai with 5.58 million users.
Top eight cities, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Pune -- accounted for over 58 million Internet users, the study said.
"Overall, the top four metros have a 23 per cent penetration of Internet users in India. The other four metros have 11 per cent penetration," it said.
Among other cities with a population of more than one million, Surat, Jaipur, Lucknow, Vadodara and Nagpur have the highest number of Internet users.
Surat had 2.97 million users, followed by Jaipur (2.35 million), Lucknow (1.95 million) and Vadodara (1.85 million).