Recently, the 15th Urban Mobility India Conference was inaugurated under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in Kochi, Kerala.

 

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With the continued expansion of India’s metro rail network, the MoHUA has asked State Transport Corporations across the nation to ensure balanced availability metro-bus transport across cities.

 

About the ‘Urban Mobility India Conference’

  • The annual Conference is a flagship event held under the aegis of the MoHUA and is inaugurated by the Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • The genesis of UMI is from the National Urban Transport Policy of the Government of India, 2006 (NUTP).
    • The policy places a high emphasis on strengthening capacities at the state and city levels to address urban transportation issues and establish sustainable urban transportation networks.
  • 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 best urban transport practices.
  • The conference provides an opportunity for key decision makers and delegates to interact with stakeholders in Urban Transport both domestic and international.
  • It is also a forum to discuss key issues relevant to the sector and suggest measures to address them.