27th - 29th October, 2023 Delhi

The Urban Mobility India ( UMI ) Conference cum Exhibition was initiated by the erstwhile Ministry of Urban Development now Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India 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, 14 events of this conference have been held successfully 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
  • 2020 – Emerging Trends in Urban Mobility (Online Delhi)
  • 2021 – Mobility for All, Delhi (Online & Hybrid)


The 14th Urban Mobility India Conference, 2021 was held on Friday, the 29th October, 2021 from 14.30hrs to 21.00 hrs. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference was organized only for one day and was held online through video conferencing /webinar and partly in hybrid mode (Valedictory Session) at Sushma Swaraj Bhawan, New Delhi. The theme of the conference was “Mobility for All”.


Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra welcomed the dignitaries and guests participating in the inaugural session from remote locations in India and abroad. Hon’ble Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs and Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, Shri Hardeep S. Puri inaugurated the virtual Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference. Mr. Daniel Ernesto Moser, head Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) delivered keynote address. Prof. Dr. Claudia Warning, Director General, German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) gave a special address.


About 1,500 delegates, officials, urban transport experts, planners, academician from India and abroad registered and participated through video conferencing from remote locations. About 9,000 hit were recorded in the auditorium of online platform. International experts from 16 countries and more than 200 cities from 34 States & UTs participated online in the conference.


After a day long deliberation, knowledge sharing and exchange of ideas through a conclave, 1 panel discussion and 5 breakout sessions the conference concluded successfully. Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Union Minister, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India was the chief guest in the session who delivered valedictory address, in which it was announced to hold the 15th UMI Conference-cum-Expo 2022 from 4th to 6th November, 2022 on the theme of “Azadi@75 : Sustainable AatmaNirbhar Urban Mobility” in the State of Kerala at the Grand Hyatt Bolgatty Kochi.


The valedictory session concluded with awards given by the chief guest for best practice projects / excellence in urban transport submitted by the States / UTs / city level authorities in the following 12 categories, namely ;


S. No. Categories of AwardRecipient
I City with the Most Sustainable Transport System Kochi Metro Rail and related Transport System
IICity with the Best Public Transport System Integrated Public Transport System for Surat
II City with the Best Public Transport System Electric Bus Project for Dadra and Nagar Haveli- Commendation
IIICity with the Best Non-Motorised Transport System Redevelopment Project of Chandni Chowk, Delhi
IVCity with the Best Safety and Security System & RecordSafe City Surat
VCity with the Best Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Hubballi Dharwad Bus Rapid Transit System
VICity with the Most Innovative Financing Mechanism Financing Mechanism Innovation in Public Transportation Indore
VIICity with Best Record of Public Involvement in its Transport Planning Nashik City Bus Services
VIIICity with the Best Freight Transport SystemNone
IXCity with the Best Green Transport Initiative Green Initiative for Improving the Transport System of Port Blair City
IX City with the Best Green Transport Initiative Green Mobility Initiative in Ahmedabad- Commendation
XMetro Rail with the Best Multimodal Integration Nagpur Metro Rail Project
XIMetro Rail with the Best Passenger Services and Satisfaction Delhi Metro
XI Metro Rail with the Best Passenger Services and Satisfaction Mumbai Metro- Commendation
XIIRunning trophy for the State/UT, which has implemented Best Urban Transport Project during the previous year MO BUS (Bhubaneswar)


Participants may register for 15th UMI Conference-cum-Expo 2022 directly at the link http://www.urbanmobilityindia.in/Registration/Delegate_Registration.aspx.




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