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PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate India's first Global Mobility Summit

Sep 7, 2018 11:13 IST
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India’s first-ever Global Mobility Summit – ‘MOVE’ will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on September 7, 2018.  The two-day summit, organised by Niti Aayog, will deliberate on steps to promote electric vehicles and shared mobility.

The main focus of the summit is to make Indian cities pollution free. It will be attended by Union Ministers including Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal and Ravi Shankar Prasad.

The summit will deliberate on five themes including electrification and alternative fuels, reinventing public transport, goods transport and logistics and data analytics and mobility.

Key Highlights

The summit is expected to witness participation from more than 2,200 people from across the world including leaders from the government, industry, research organisations, academia, think tanks and civil society.

The representatives of major companies including Mahindra Electric, Hero Cycles, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Ola, Maruti Suzuki, Honda, Toyota, Bosch and Sun Mobility are also expected to participate in the summit.

International representation from embassies and the private sector will include United States of America, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, New Zealand, Austria, Germany, Brazil and more.

The key components of the summit include the core conclave, digital exhibition, mobility week with featured events and a variety of stakeholder consultations.

The deliberations will be held on steps to promote more usage of electric vehicles and to bring awareness about various aspects of Mobility.

With regard to reinventing the public transport system, deliberations will be held on transit planning and intermodal connectivity.

Significance

The main aim of the summit is to revolutionise the way people travel in India, along with making mobility more connected, shared and seamless.

Speaking before the event, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said that with disruptions in the mobility sector, India will be able to generate more employment and enhance the ease of living for citizens in India.

Background

The Global Mobility Summit is the first of its kind. In the months leading up the conclave, Niti Aayog had held consultations with states.

A compendium of state strategies, a summary compendium and a compendium of global best practices will be released during the conference, outlining the results of the consultative process.

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