15th - 17th November 2019 Lucknow, India

Till date, 10 events of UMI have been held since 2008. The last event was held from 4th to 6th November 2017 at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), Hyderabad. The theme for 2017 was "Intelligent, Inclusive & Sustainable Mobility". Approximately 900 participants attended the conference, including about 106 foreigners, comprising urban transport experts, practitioners, resource persons, researchers, scholars and senior government officials from India and from 24 foreign countries including Australia, the United States of America, France, Germany, Japan, Nepal, Portugal, Senegal, South Africa, Turkey, etc. Representatives from 21 state governments, several urban local bodies, parastatals as well as academia, students, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and private sector participated in the conference. About 12% of participants were foreign nationals, 10% students, 78% from Central, States, Urban local bodies and other organizations.

The conference was inaugurated by Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India in the presence Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Mohammad Mahmood Ali, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Telangana and other dignitaries.

As part of the Conference, IIT, Delhi coordinated the research symposium which was organized on 5th and 6th November, 2017 in which selected research work in the field of urban transport was disseminated through 30 presentations.

An exhibition showcasing different facets of urban mobility, latest technologies / business options and state of the art products were displayed on the side-lines as part of the event in which 14 exhibitors, including 3 international and Media Partners participated.

After 3 days of deliberation, knowledge sharing and exchange of ideas through 21 technical sessions, 3 plenary sessions, 2 special sessions, 12 international scientific committee sessions by CODATU and 6 research symposiums the conference concluded on 6th of November, 2017. The valedictory function was graced by Shri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Information Technology (E&C), Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries & Commerce, Mines and Geology, Public Enterprises and NRI Affairs, Government of Telangana. Awards for Excellence in best practice urban transport projects were given by the Hon’ble Minister of Telangana to 9 cities selected by a jury and also to best research projects and exhibitors.

Now, the 11th UMI 2018 is scheduled to be held from 2nd to 4th November, 2018 at the Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur jointly with Govt. of Maharashtra. The theme selected for the Conference is on "Green Urban Mobility". Current issues of national importance will be discussed through presentations from nationally and internationally distinguished speakers and panel discussions covering different aspects of urban transport. Proceedings of the conference along with presentations and photos will be uploaded after the event.

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