Vice President Of India M Venkaiah Naidu Inaugurates The 10th Urban Mobility India Conference In Hyderabad

Date of Post: 04 Nov, 2017

Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates the 10th Urban Mobility India conference at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) on Saturday, November 04, 2017, which is aimed at discussing urban transport challenges & solutions.

The three-day conference is jointly being organised by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Government of Telangana and CODATU, a French Transport Institute.

Image Credit

Naidu Speaking At The Conference:

  • Urbanisation is one of realities of 21st Century, which is called as urban century & it causing many challenges to urban mobility systems, Naidu said.
  • Despite the increasing level of urban mobility infrastructure worldwide, access to places/activities and services has become difficult.
  • Unplanned urbanization led to urban sprawl & higher motorized travel which resulted in economic, social & environmental challenges.
  • There has to be an increased focus on planning and design for sustainable and clean urban mobility.
  • For high capacity public transport to become popular, it is important to provide the last mile connectivity.
  • Naidu, congratulates the Government of Telangana for the implementation of the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project.
  • On completion, it will become the World’s largest Metro Rail Project to be implemented in Public Private Partnership mode, he said.

MahaMetro stall at 10th Urban Mobility India & CODATU Conference at Hyderabad

Image Credit

Image Credit

Image Credit

Mumbai Metro 3 stall at 10th Urban Mobility India Conference & Expo 2017

Image Credit: MMRC

Image Credit

During The Three Day Conference:

1,000 Policy Makers To Converge At The Iconic HITEX City

Around 1,000 policy makers including Mayors & Municipal Councilors from the 5 southern States, administrators, experts, urban planners, researchers & technology and service providers from over 20 Indian States & 25 foreign countries will converge at the iconic HITEX City in Hyderabad for a three day Conference from today to discuss issues, challenges & solutions related to transport and mobility in the cities & towns.

About The Conference

  • UMI Conference aims at promoting dissemination of information & exchange of ideas on urban transport & mobility issues and the best practices being followed in the cities across the world.
  • At the Hyderabad Conference, initiatives & experiences in respect of various aspects of urban transport of 86 cities including 36 foreign cities will be presented as case studies for detailed discussion.

Highlight Of The Hyderabad Conference

  • The highlight of the Hyderabad Conference is two Special Sessions for Mayors & Municipal Councilors from the States of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala on Inclusive and Sustainable Mobility & Intelligent Mobility.
  • Hyderabad Conference will deliberate on various components of the chain of urban transport from conceptualization of urban transport projects, design, financing & execution.
  • 9 leading transport technology & service providers will display the latest technologies for the benefit of city & State Governments.
  • The conclusions & recommendations of the Hyderabad Conference will be presented by Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary(Housing & Urban Affairs) during the Valedictory Session on Monday (November 6, 2017).

The Broad Themes That To Be Discussed Includes:

  • Mobility for All
  • Multi-modal Integration
  • Inclusive Planning
  • New Paradigms of Mobility
  • Smart Cities and Mobility
  • Electric Mobility
  • Shared Mobility
  • Linking Urban Transport and Environment
  • Informal Transport Systems
  • Using Urban Transport Planning as an Opportunity
  • Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Service Systems
  • Financial Planning for Urban Transport Projects
  • Land Value Capture
  • Transit Oriented Development
  • Metro Rail Policy

Image Credit