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The annual Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo is a flagship event under the aegis of Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. The event is inaugurated by Union Minister for Urban Development.
The genesis of UMI is from the National Urban Transport Policy of the Government of India, 2006 (NUTP), which lays a very strong emphasis on building capabilities at the State and city level to address the problems associated with urban transport and undertakes the task of developing sustainable urban transport systems. The event essentially has three components as below:
The primary objective of the conference is to disseminate information to the cities, whose officials attend the conference, and 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 other professionals, experts, academia, industry, civil society, technology, services providers and other stake holders in Urban Transport both domestic and international so that the delegates can carry home ideas to develop their urban transport along a sustainable path. It is also a forum to discuss key issues relevant to the sector and suggest measures to address them.
The symposium provides a platform to highlight the current research carried out by academia and research institutes in urban transport, especially by young researches pursuing post graduate or Ph.D.programs.
The expo is a special feature of UMI to disseminate and showcase the latest development in urban transport technology and systems, implementation of best transport projects, propagation of innovative ideas, presentation of research in the topical areas of interest in urban transport and exchange of good urban transport initiatives and practices in the field.
Till date nine editions of the event have been held successfully. The tenth edition of the Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference will be held from 4th to 6th November 2017 at Hyderabad. The theme of this year's conference is “Intelligent, Inclusive and Sustainable Mobility”. The event will be organized by the Institute of Urban Transport (India).