29th October 2021       Time 1430 hrs to 2050 hrs

The Urban Mobility India ( UMI ) Conference cum Exhibition was initiated by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs in 2008 to provide a platform for churning out thoughts / ideas, promoting best practices across India and different parts of the world and carving out the way forward for improving urban mobility in the country. So far, 12 events of this conference have been held as given below :


  • 2008 – Urban Mobility, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
  • 2009 – Sustainable Urban Transport, India Habitat Center, New Delhi
  • 2010 – Sustainable Cities, Hotel Grand, New Delhi
  • 2011 – Sustainable Mobility, Manekshaw Center, New Delhi
  • 2012 – Smart Cities, Manekshaw Center, New Delhi
  • 2013 – Transforming Cities with Transportation, Manekshaw Center, New Delhi
  • 2014 – Sustainable Transport for Sustainable Cities, Manekshaw Center, New Delhi
  • 2015 – Transforming Mobility for Liveability, Manekshaw Center, New Delhi
  • 2016 – Planning Mobility for City's Sustainability, Mahatma Mandir Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • 2017 – Intelligent, Inclusive & Sustainable Mobility, Hyderabad International Convention Centre ( HICC ), Telangana
  • 2018 – Green Urban Mobility, Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • 2019 – Accessible and Liveable Cities, Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh


The 12th Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference was held by the Ministry in collaboration with the Government of Uttar Pradesh from 15th to 17th November, 2019 at the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, Lucknow. The theme of the conference was “Accessible and Liveable Cities”. The conference and exhibition was inaugurated by Shri Yogi Adityanath, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in the august presence of Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, Shri Girish Chandra Yadav, Hon’ble State Minister of Housing and Urban Planning of Uttar Pradesh, H.E. Mr. Walter J. Lidner, German Ambassador to India, other dignitaries, national and international speakers and delegates from India and abroad. Mr. Jose Luis Irigoyen, former Senior Director of Transport and ICT (Global Practices) in the World Bank delivered the keynote address.


It was attended by 1,026 delegates, including foreign delegates from 10 countries, international organizations, students, urban transport experts, practitioners, resource persons, researchers, scholars and senior government officials from 30 States and Union Territories across India.


IUT coordinated the Research Symposium, which was organized on the 16th and 17th November, 2019 in which selected research work related to the theme of the conference was disseminated through 22 presentations. The Ministry engaged 5 professional knowledge and media partners to promote and bring value to the event.


An exhibition was also organized as part of the event in which 19 exhibitors, metro rail and manufacturing companies participated to showcase their best practices, latest technologies & state of the art products on urban transport.


An Awards Selection Committee was constituted by the Ministry to select best practice projects / excellence in urban transport submitted by the States / UTs / city level authorities in 6 categories, namely best Non-motorized Transport, City Bus Service, Urban Mass Transit, Intelligent Transport System, Road Safety and City with best Transport Initiatives. The Committee recommended 2 best projects and 14 commendable initiatives, which were accepted by the Ministry for conferring awards during the UMI 2019 conference.


After 3 days of deliberation, knowledge sharing and exchange of ideas through a conclave, 2 plenary sessions, 8 technical sessions and 11 round table discussions, the conference concluded on 17th of November, 2019. The valedictory session was addressed by Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary (HUA), Government of India, Shri Ashutosh Tandon, Hon’ble State Minister of Urban Development and Dr. Dinesh Sharma, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The session concluded with the much-awaited awards being given for best practice projects / excellence in urban transport in six categories and an additional new category, best research papers and best exhibitors. The events like Poster making session by school children on the problems they face in mobility, transport quiz contest and cultural program. made the conference attractive and lively.


The Conference and Expo was well received by the participants and sponsors. Proceedings and outcome of the conference are presented in this document. Detailed presentation of technical papers, UMI photos and proceedings of the conference are available at www.urbanmobilityindia.in.


The 13th Urban Mobility India Conference, 2020 is scheduled to be held on Monday, the 9th November, 2020 from 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Due to the Covid -19 pandemic, this year’s Conference has been fixed for one day as against usual format of three days and will be held online through video conference/ webinar for the first time. Also, there will be no exhibition.


The theme of this year’s event is “Emerging Trends in Urban Mobility” with focus on innovative measures taken at national and international level to address the challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic to provide accessible and convenient transport to the people. Details of the conference and schedule are also available at www.urbanmobilityindia.in.



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