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2018-09-06 14:22:39

VC NITI Aayog says, Mobility key to sustainable development announcing Inauguration of MOVE, India's First Global Mobility Summit tomorrow by Prime Minister Narendra Modi


NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar, and Chief Executive Officer . Amitabh Kant, held a curtain-raiser press conference ahead of MOVE: The Global Mobility Summit 2018, to be held on 7 and 8 September 2018 at Vigyan Bhawan in, New Delhi Today. The Secretaries of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Power, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology attended the press conference..

The Global Mobility Summit is the first of its kind, with over 2200 participants expected from across the world including leaders from the government, industry, research organizations, academia, think tanks and civil society. Components of the Summit include: the core conclave, digital exhibition, Mobility Week with Featured Events and a variety of stakeholder consultations.

State and Regional Consultations

In the months leading up the Conclave, consultations were held across States, with visiting teams from NITI Aayog, in State Task Forces. State-specific issues will also be discussed, to evolve a shared, connected, zero emission and inclusive mobility agenda for the future. A Compendium of State Strategies, a Summary Compendium and a Compendium of Global Best Practices will all be released on 7th September, outlining the results of this consultative process.

Other Consultations

15 webinars were held with participants from around the world between July 30th and August 3rd. Further, MoveHack, the global hackathon saw around 35,000 registrations from around the globe for coding solutions to mobility problems. Together, these will help drive the government’s goals for vehicle electrification, renewable energy integration and job growth and also speed up India’s transition to a clean energy economy.

Featured Events: Mobility Week

The Mobility Week kicked off last reached a total number of 18 featured events organized in partnership with 25+ organizations and a collective reach of 20,000 people. Winners from Pitch to Move and Move Hack will be felicitated at the Inaugural Ceremony by the Prime Minister.
Digital Exhibition: Movementum 2018

With partners including Mahindra Electric, Hero Cycles, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Ola, Maruti Suzuki, Honda, Toyota, Bosch, Sun Mobility and more, the Digital Exhibition Will showcase installations including models, screens, vehicles and more at the cutting edge of mobility technology. It will also include a 360 degree immersive experience, highlighting the quantum mobility jump that India is poised for.

Sessions and Speakers:

The Summit will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India. The Inaugural session will include remarks by 11 global CEOs, with 12 more key CEOs in a panel discussions.

Ministers speaking at various sessions include:

Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation)
Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Coal, Government of India
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology
Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation
Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis is expected to speak on Day 2, along with Lt. Governor, N.C.T of Delhi, Anil Baijal.

Details of thematic sessions are as follows:

1. Maximising Asset Utilisation

Asset Utilization and Services track will focus on use of shared mobility, service provision and innovation in the mobility sector to dramatically increase the utilization of the infrastructure and vehicle assets to carry passengers and cargo.

2. Comprehensive Electrification And Alternative Fuels

This track will take forward the existing public discourse on comprehensive electrification agenda and energy security. It will discuss changing dynamics of energy needs for transport and will explore viability of electric and other new energy solutions, taking an ecosystem view, including supply chain, mining & manufacturing, timeline, research priorities, emissions mandates, and policy opportunities.

3. Reinventing Public Transport

The session on Reinventing Public Transport will focus on emerging concepts and technology applications that can create cost and context appropriate solutions for public transit. This will include transit planning, intermodal connectivity and lessons learned from private sector innovations.

4. Goods Transport And Logistics

Enhancing the efficiency of transporting goods will also lower the costs of doing business for agriculture and rural economies. With the expansion of commerce, goods movement is ripe for transformation – from optimized trucking, inter-modal transfer, concurrent passenger/freight traffic, to business model innovations like freight/driver swaps, and technology opportunities such as autonomous trucks, delivery robots, and drone delivery models. This session will look at the footprint of freight, including pollution patterns, urban entry patterns, multi-use vehicles and other aspects to maximize efficiency of goods movement.

5. Data Analytics And Mobility

The vast amount of data generated in mobility, pertaining to public transit use, mobile phone usage, navigation systems, connected devices, autonomous vehicles, among others, reflects an unprecedented potential for improving decision-making and fostering innovation. The rising volume of data also raises new questions about information ownership, data sharing and cyber-security. This session will look at the generation, use and potential for data and related innovations to facilitate improved outcomes for innovators, users and other stakeholders.


30+ global CEOs, 100+ state officials, 100+ foreign delegates and 200+ Indian CEOs will be participating in the event. 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.

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