Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on September 7 the Move – India’s first global mobility summit to harness the country’s move towards a sustainable future that is shared, connected and emission free.
Unveiling a series of events to take place in the ‘Mobility Week’, in the run up to the main Summit event, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar said by partnering with organisations working in the mobility space across the country and the globe, they would be better prepared to formulate India’s go forward strategy on mobility, and leapfrog in to the frontlines of mobility space.
The Summit will also enable India to learn from development in other countries, he added.
Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant said events like the ‘Global Mobility Hackathon’ and ‘Pitch to MOVE’, will showcase the tremendous potential of India’s young generation and how the country is ready to harness it to move towards a sustainable future that is shared, connected, and emission free.
The ‘Mobility Week’ – to be organized from August 31 to September 6 — will see 17 events in 7 days. Participants include global and Indian leaders from across the mobility sector such as OEMs, battery manufacturers, charging infrastructure providers, technology solution providers, representatives from the Indian government as well as foreign governments, various inter-governmental organizations, academia, and policy think tanks.
As a run-up to the summit, to promote cycling and raise awareness about its role in mobility, NITI Aayog is organising a cycle rally on September 2 to be flagged off by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
The Summit will constitute three designated components – The Conclave, Digital Exhibition, and Featured Events. It 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.