Hardeep Singh Puri to inaugurate the 14th Urban Mobility Conference 2021 tomorrow

New Delhi : The 14th edition of Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference is being organized by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on 29th October 2021. day-long Conference will be held on-line through Video Conference/Webinar. Hardeep S. Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs will deliver the Inaugural and Valedictory address.The main theme of this year’s conference is “Mobility for All” which focuses on providing equitable access and promote inclusive urban transportation. This view relates to the provision of affordable, clean, safe, informative, efficient and accessible transport systems, with special attention to the diverse needs from all factions of the society, especially the specially-abled, elderly, women, and children. The theme is therefore a critical topic which needs to be deliberated in order to promote inclusive urban transportation.

The inaugural session will commence with the welcome address by Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt of India. Then a brief address by Prof Dr. Claudia Warning, Director General, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Plenary Session  on“Economic development and urban mobility” will be chaired and moderated by Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Conclave session is on the topic “India at 75- Mobility for All”. This session will focus on—(a) Policies and practices for reframing urban mobility so that “no one is left behind”; (b) Gender Inclusive Urban transportation; (c) Economic Inclusion for all; (d) Measures to actively protect and promote NMT; (e) Safe and Affordable urban transport; (f) Minimizing transport-related fatalities and air pollution emissions

Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs will chair the valedictory session which will include presentation of awards to the state / city winners for “Excellence in Urban Transport”.

The country, under its current visionary leadership of  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is focusing on the national development goals of “sab ka saath, sab ka vikas” (i.e., “development with all, and for all”). This view relates to the provision of affordable and accessible transport systems with special attention to the diverse needs from all factions of the society, especially the specially-abled, elderly, women, and children. Accordingly, massive initiatives such as strengthening of mass transit systems, adoption of technology, indigenization and standardization of various Metro rail components, accessible and well-connected NMT facilities, has been rolled out by MoHUA, to ensure the mobility needs for all and create healthy and livable communities.

The National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP), 2006 of the Government of India, inter-alia, lays strong emphasis on building capabilities at the state and city level to address the problems associated with urban transport and lays down the guidelines for developing equitable and sustainable urban transport systems for all sections of the society.

As part of the NUTP enunciations, the Ministry has taken the initiative to organize an annual international Conference-cum-Exhibition on Urban Mobility India popularly known as UMI. The primary objective of the conference is to disseminate information to the cities, whose officials attend the conference to help them keep up-to-date with latest and best urban transport practices globally. The conference provides an opportunity to interact with other professionals, technology and service providers, both domestic and international, so that the delegates can carry home ideas to develop their urban transport along a sustainable path.  The event brings together national and international experts, technology and service providers, policy makers, practitioners and officials from the urban transport sector under one roof.