New Delhi: The Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo is an annual event with the overarching theme which runs across all the aspects of urban mobility and is organized by the Institute of Urban Transport (India) under the aegis of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. UMI is mandated by the National Urban Transport Policy of the Government of India, 2006 (NUTP). The objective of UMI is to bring together urban transport professionals and officials in the country as well as international experts to enable them to share views and to share their experiences. The conference is marked by interactions and discussions around case studies to assist the cities, whose officials attend the conference, in keeping themselves up to date with best urban transport practices and to carry home ideas to develop their urban transport along a sustainable path.
Metro Rail News team has signed Media Partnership agreement with Institute of Urban Transport (India) on 26 August 2015. The Institute of Urban Transport (India) was established in May, 1997 as a premier professional non-profit making organization and registered under the Societies Registration Act. The members of the Institute comprises of Academicians, Architects, Economists, Engineers, Transport Planners, Town Planners and professionals from various disciplines. The Institute has as on 29th July, 2010, 57 institutional members and 1131 individual members. The Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, is the ex-officio President of the Institute and its Governing Council has members from various premier organizations connected with Urban Transport. The Institute has Chapters at Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Roorkee.
It is managing National Urban Transport Information Centre (NUTIC) established by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India (GoI), to compile a reliable and comprehensive database for proper planning and policy making at the government level as also in the conduct of meaningful research. The Institute is striving to serve as a storehouse of information on urban transport and act as a comprehensive repository of the best practices in the field.
The exhibition is the public facing aspect of event where trade and industry showcases the latest technology in the area of urban mobility for the benefit of users and for State Governments, Municipal corporations, State Road Transport Under-takings, Consultants to show case their achievements. The event is attended by key ministers, policymakers, decision makers, private players, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, private associations and all stake holders that operate in the realm of urban transport and sustainable cities.
Awards are presented by the Ministry of Urban Development on the final day of the event to further promote good Urban Mobility. Over the last 4 years nearly 150 entries have been received from cities and nearly 40 projects were selected for giving awards.
The 8th Urban Mobility India Conference & Expo 2015 is scheduled from 24th November to 27th November 2015 at Manekshaw Centre, Near Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi, India.