04th - 06th November, 2022 Kochi, Kerala

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, 13 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 Conference)


The 13th Urban Mobility India Conference, 2020 was held on Monday, the 9th November, 2020 from 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Due to the COVID -19 pandemic in the year 2020, Conference was held for one day as against usual format of three days and was held online through video conference/ webinar for the first time. The theme of the conference was “ Emerging trends in Urban mobility”. Hon’ble Union Minister of State (I/c) for Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep S. Puri inaugurated the first ever virtual Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference. Prof. Jan Gehl, Architect from Copenhagen, Denmark delivered online the keynote address in the inaugural session. Dr. Claudia Warning, Director General, German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Mr. Jean Baptiste Djebbari, Hon’ble Minister Delegate for Transport, French Ministry for Ecological Transition also gave their address online. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, senior policy makers from Central and State Governments, national and international delegates, professionals and experts participated in the inaugural session from remote locations from India and abroad.


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.


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 1 category, namely ‘Innovations in Urban Transport during COVID-19. The Committee recommended 2 best projects (joint winners) and 5 commendable initiatives, which were accepted by the Ministry for conferring awards during the UMI Conference 2020.


After 1 day of deliberation, knowledge sharing and exchange of ideas through a conclave, 1 plenary session and 5 breakout sessions conference concluded sucessfully. The valedictory session was addressed by Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary (HUA), Government of India, in which it was announced to hold the 14th UMI Conference 2021 from 29th to 31st October, 2021 in Kochi, Kerala. The session concluded with the much-awaited awards being given for best practice projects / excellence in urban transport in one category mentioned above.


The 14th Urban Mobility India Conference 2021 is scheduled to be held on 29th October, 2021 from 2:30 to 8:50 p.m. Due to the ongoing COVID – 19 pandemic, this year’s conference has been fixed for one day instead of three days in Kochi and will be held virtually through video conferencing. Link for the conference will be announced shortly. The theme of this year’s event is “Mobility for All” which focuses on equitable access to affordable, clean, safe informative, efficient and accessible urban transport systems for all sections of the society including women, children, elders and the specially-abled.


Participants may register directly at the link http://www.urbanmobilityindia.in/Registration/Delegate_Registration.aspx.




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