New Delhi (Agencies): Tech hub Bangalore bags top slot for its ability to cope with problems from infrastructure to job generation in the list of India’s booming cities, according to a new Morgan Stanley report.

Two years back, Bangalore was inducted in the list of Global cities and ranked as a "Beta World City" alongside cities such as Geneva, Copenhagen, Boston, Cairo, Riyadh, Berlin, in the studies performed by the Globalisation and World Cities Study Group and Network in 2008.

However Bangalore, which is Asia's third-largest economy and is home to one-quarter of the world's 20 most densely populated cities, has been hampered by slow pace of urban development.

The report found that second-tier cities Mysore and Meerut came in second and sixth places respectively out of India's 50 most populated cities.

Nearly one-quarter of India's top 200 cities have no car dealership, less than 10 per cent have a 5-star hotel, and nearly two-thirds were still waiting for a large-scale retail store or hypermarket, the report found in its study.

Its findings are based on a City Vibrancy Index (CVI), which looks at, among other factors, infrastructure, job opportunities, modern consumer services and a city's capacity to mobilise savings, what it calls key drivers of urbanisation.

Bangalore, India's "Silicon Valley", came in first place, with Pune in third, Hyderabad in fourth, India’s capital New Delhi ranked eighth, while Mumbai, India's financial capital, in 21st place.

In coming two decades, India is expected to see an urban transformation the scale and speed of which has not occurred anywhere except China, with many cities becoming larger than many countries, in terms of population size and GDP.

By 2030 India will be home to about 590 million people, nearly double the population of the United States today.

However, India is challenged by China on infrastructure spending. India spends a mere $17 per capita on urban infrastructure, in comparison to rival China's $116. Poor infrastructure is calculated to shave a whole two percentage points off India's economic growth.

The Central government is trying to bridge the gap and plans to double expenditure on infrastructure to $1 trillion in its next five-year plan, which runs from 2012-17.