Chief Minister to open Urban Mobility India Conclave today

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Nov 2018 09:44:15


Staff Reporter,

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will inaugurate Urban Mobility India Conference and Expo at 11th Urban Mobility India- 2018 conclave organised at Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur on November 2 at 11 am.

Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh, Ambassador of France Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of Germany Dr Martin Ney also will grace the function.

The three-day summit to be held from November 2 to 4 has been jointly organised by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, Maha Metro, Institute of Urban Transport, GIZ and other organisations. Valedictory Function will be addressed by Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule while Nanda Jichkar, Mayor, Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary of MoHUA, Nitin Kareer, Principal Secretary of Government of Maharashtra, and Dr Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director of Maha Metro will be present during the concluding function.

Mukund Sinha, OSD of MoHUA and Maha Metro MD Dr Brijesh Dixit, while talking to mediapersons said, the theme of summit is ‘Green Urban Mobility.’ Around 100 thought provoking presentations supported by best case studies in Urban Transport field across the world will be presented by experts, professionals and policy makers from India and abroad. Chief Executives of Transport Authorities and corporations, manufacturers of transport system technologies, practicing urban transport planners, city officials and other stake-holders would share their views and experiences for peer learning.

The conference is structured into three plenary sessions dealing with future of mobility, challenges in implementing electric mobility, innovations and challenges in metro rail system and nine technical sessions concentrating on broad theme of public transport, inclusive mobility, electric mobility, low carbon mobility, digital technology, and freight and environment will be discussed in the summit. Around 1,000 delegates, including 150 delegates from across the world, comprising senior officials from Central and State Governments will participate in the event.

Sinha said, the conference will provide an excellent opportunity to share and disseminate best transport technology and will be a platform for exchange of ideas and knowledge for benefit of urban professionals.

Replying to a query, Sinha said, share of public transport as well as cycling and walking are declining while the share of personalised vehicles, both cars and two-wheelers are increasing. This conference will help officials to keep up to date knowledge of best practices in urban transport. Anil Kokate, General Manager of Maha Metro also was present.