Urban Transport winners awarded at 14th Urban Mobility India Conference 2021

Anushka Khare Posted on: 2021-10-30 09:00:00 Viewer: 1,770 Comments: 0 Country: India City: New Delhi

Urban Transport winners awarded at 14th Urban Mobility India Conference 2021

New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri chaired the valedictory session of the 14th edition of Urban Mobility India Conference on October 29, 2021. He presented awards to the state / city winners for “Excellence in Urban Transport” in different categories and distributed certificates under the Executive Programme in Sustainable Transport and trophies for SMART-MOVE (Innovative Urban Mobility Challenge 2021).

Puri while addressing the session said, "Cities are the Engines of Economic Growth and if India is to become a $5 Trillion economy by 2025 and a $10 Trillion economy by 2030, urban areas will have to both accommodate and enable such growth. Transport systems will be fundamental to such growth."

Puri congratulated award winners for their continued effort in their respective cities. He said that UMI, since its inception in 2008, has been envisioned as a platform for focusing attention on critical challenges and key opportunities in the urban sector in India, and to disseminate best practices from around the country and the world. He added that such events are unique forums for networking and exchanging ideas and experiences between policy makers, city managers, researchers, planners, and urban transport technologists.

List of winners for “Excellence in Urban Transport” in different categories are as under:-

  • City with the Most Sustainable Transport System: Kochi Metro Rail and related Transport System (Transport Department, Govt. of Kerala)
  • City with the Best Public Transport System: Integrated Public Transport System for Surat (Surat Municipal Corporation)
  • SILVASSA (Commendation Award): Electric Bus Project for DNH (Silvassa Smart City)
  • City with the Best Non-Motorized Transport System: Redevelopment Project of Chandni Chowk Delhi (Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation)
  • City with the Best Safety and Security System & Record: Safe City Surat (Police Department, Surat)
  • City with the Best Intelligent Transport System: Hubballi Dharwad Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) - Hubballi Dharwad BRTS Company
  • City with the Most Innovative Financing Mechanism: Financing Mechanism Innovation in Public Transportation (Indore Municipal Corporation)
  • City with Best Record of Public Involvement in its Transport Planning: Nashik City Bus Services (Nashik Municipal Corporation)
  • City with the Best Freight Transport System: No application received.
  • City with the Best Green Transport Initiative: Green Initiative for Improving the Transport System of Port Blair City (A & N Administration)
  • City with the Best Green Transport Initiative: Green Mobility Initiative in Ahmedabad (Ahmedabad Janmarg Limited)
  • Metro Rail with the Best Multimodal Integration: Nagpur Metro Rail Project (Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited)
  • Metro Rail with the Best Passenger Services and Satisfaction (1): Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited
  • Metro Rail with the Best Passenger Services and Satisfaction (2): Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd. (MMOPL)
  • Running trophy for the State/UT, which has Implemented Best Urban Trans port Projects during the previous year (1): Mo Bus (Capital Region Urban Transport/CRUT, Bhubaneswar)
  • Running trophy for the State/UT, which has Implemented Best Urban Trans port Projects during the previous year (2): Church Street First - Clean (Directorate of Urban Land Transport/DULT, Karnataka)

 

Launching the 15th Urban Mobility India conference, which will house the theme of “Azadi@75: Sustainable AtmaNirbhar Urban Mobility” in Kochi, Kerala from 4th to 6th November 2022, he expressed hope that the urban transport community will assemble again in large numbers next UMI conference.

The day-long Conference discussed the theme “Mobility for All” focusing on providing equitable access and promote inclusive urban transportation aimed to provide affordable, clean, safe, informative, efficient and accessible transport systems, with special attention to the diverse needs from all factions of the society, especially the specially-abled, elderly, women and children.

The conference brought together national and international experts, technology and service providers, policy makers, practitioners and officials from the urban transport sector under one roof.

  




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