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14th Urban Mobility Conference 2021 Inaugurated by Hardeep Singh Puri

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Shri Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurates the 14th Urban Mobility Conference 2021Union Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri virtually inaugurated the 14th Edition of Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference 2021 with the theme of “Mobility for All”  for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

  • Objective: To provide equitable access to affordable, clean, safe, informative, efficient and accessible transport systems for all sections of the society especially the specially-abled, women, elderly and children.
  • 15th UMI conference will be held at Kochi, Kerala from 4th to 6th November 2022 with the theme of “Azadi@75: Sustainable AtmaNirbhar Urban Mobility”.

Awards for Excellence in Urban Transport:

Hardeep Singh Puri presented awards to the state/city winners for ‘Excellence in Urban Transport’ in different categories.

Sl.NoAward  CategoryWinner StateProject Name
1City with the Most Sustainable Transport SystemKOCHIKochi Metro Rail and related Transport System
2City with the Best Public Transport SystemSURATIntegrated Public Transport System for Surat
3City with the Best Non-Motorized Transport SystemDELHIRedevelopment Project of Chandni Chowk
4City with the Best Safety and Security System & RecordSURATSafe City Surat
5City with the Best Intelligent Transport System (ITS)HUBBALL IDHARW ADHubballi Dhar wad BRTS
6City with the Most Innovative Financing MechanismINDOREFinancing Mechanism Innovation in Public Transportation
7City with Best Record of Public Involvement in its Transport PlanningNASHIKNashik City Bus Services
8City with the Best Green Transport InitiativePORT BLAIRGreen Initiative for Improving the Transport System of Port Blair City
AHMEDABADGreen Mobility Initiative in Ahmedabad
9Metro Rail with the Best Multi modal IntegrationNAGPURNagpur Metro Rail Project
11Metro Rail with the Best Passenger Services and SatisfactionDELHIMetro Rail with the Best Passenger Services and Satisfaction
12Running trophy for the State/ UT, which has Implemented Best UrbanTrans port Projects during the previous yearBHUBAN ESWARMo Bus

5 Publications Released at UMI Conference:

i.Toolkit on Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

ii.Source Book on PPP (Public-Private Partnership) Arrangements for Urban Bus Operations in India

iii.A compendium of ‘SMART-Sustainable Urban Transport

iv.Compendium of ‘SMART-MOVE – Innovative Urban Mobility Challenge 2021

v.Service and Business Plan for City Bus Operations for two ESCBS Cities Chandigarh and Mira-Bhayandar under the World Bank—GEF assisted Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Services (ESCBS) Project

A film titled ‘India at 75-Mobility for All’ was released at the UMI conference which focuses on Policies and practices for reframing urban mobility (so that “no one is left behind”), Gender Inclusive Urban transportation, Economic Inclusion for all, and Minimizing transport-related fatalities and air pollution emissions.

Key Facts:

i.The urban population in 2020 accounted for 56% of the total global population, which is increased from 30 percent in 1950, and is expected to increase to 60% by 2030. Of this, almost 90% is expected to be in Asia and Africa. 

ii.Urbanization is the driving force behind the need for increased transportation of people and goods which is responsible for more than 30% of the world’s energy consumption.

iii.The changing mode of transport systems like Metro, MetroLite, MetroNeo, High Capacity buses, dedicated cycle lanes enhances the urban mobility policy and improves street side infrastructure.

About UMI Conference: Since 2008, it has been held annually under the aegis of MoHUA to showcase the latest developments in urban transport technology and systems, and the implementation of best transport projects.

Recent Related News 

On june 25 2021, an online event was organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to mark the 6th anniversary of the launch of three transformative urban missions viz. Smart Cities Mission (SCM), Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U).

About Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Union Minister – Hardeep Singh Puri (Constituency – Uttar Pradesh)
Minister of State – Kaushal Kishore (Constituency – Uttar Pradesh)