What is global mobility summit? Here is all that you need to know about MOVE!

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday inaugurate the first Global Mobility Summit called MOVE, which will deliberate on steps to promote electric vehicles and shared mobility
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday inaugurate the first Global Mobility Summit called MOVE, which will deliberate on steps to promote electric vehicles and shared mobility

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday inaugurate the first Global Mobility Summit called MOVE, which will deliberate on steps to promote electric vehicles and shared mobility. The summit will deliberate on five themes including comprehensive: electrification and alternative fuels, reinventing public transport, goods transport and logistics and data analytics and mobility. The two-day summit is being organised by the government think-tank Niti Aayog.

With regard to reinventing the public transport system, deliberations will be held on transit planning and intermodal connectivity. The government is likely to unveil a ‘One Nation-One Card policy’ for public transport that will entail connectivity between various modes of transport in the next three months. The Aayog has argued that the master plans of all cities must have cycling lanes.


To showcase innovation and build a platform to shape the future of mobility, NITI Aayog is proud to host the first Move Summit 2018. In New Delhi on 7th and 8th September 2018, stakeholders from across the sectors of mobility and transportation will gather to co-create a public interest framework to revolutionize transport. Together, government, industry, academia, civil society and media will set the base for a transport system which is safe; clean, shared and connected; and affordable, accessible and inclusive.

Why Mobility?

obility is what keeps the engine of life running. Whether it is personal mobility for work or leisure or mobility of goods across value chains, without the ability to traverse large distances in short time spans, civilization would not be where it is today. In an urbanizing world, mobility is integral to city design, facilitating the evolution of physical space for liveability. Ranging from pedestrian and personal transport to public transit and freight movement, mobility is a crucial piece of the development puzzle and the key to unlocking the potential of India’s economy and people.

Across sectors, public and private expenditure is being invested in effective and efficient transport. The challenge lies in ensuring that these systems meet the needs of their users in a sustainable manner. It must be clean for environmental benefits, shared to maximize asset efficiency, and connected to meet user needs from end-to-end. Affordability of public transit is key for low-income users, and of freight for industry. Accessibility and inclusivity is crucial for remote and differently-abled users across geographies, with the philosophy of leaving no-one behind. Safe, energy-efficient and low-emission systems are necessary for India to meet its international commitments on climate change.


The Move Summit will address these challenges through two major channels:
THE CORE SUMMIT AND PARALLEL EVENTS. It will help leverage a number of unique features of India’s mobility ecosystem:
(a) Tremendous potential for a fundamental shift;
(b) Low lock-in-effect;
(c) Scale and size;
(d) Frugal innovation; and
(e) Globally-recognized technological prowess.
The core summit will consist of focused high-level panel discussions around both foundational and cutting-edge aspects of mobility. It will facilitate discussions between key players in the mobility ecosystem on the barriers, enablers and opportunities for transport markets, such as low emission vehicles, future fuels and intelligent transport.
Parallel events will allow a greater diversity of stakeholders to conduct smaller-scale, in-depth and personalized conversations around specific topics of expertise. Together, the Move Summit will seek to integrate India’s efforts around sustainable development, urbanization, clean energy and more, through the unique lens of mobility.


Maximizing Asset Utilization and Services

Maximizing underutilized assets and infrastructure for both passengers and cargo, by leveraging auxiliary assets, emerging technologies and innovative service-based business models
There is a vast network of public and private infrastructure and assets that are not utilized to their maximum capacity due to reasons like scheduling, systemic inefficiencies, repair requirements, cultural norms of ownership etc. For example, companies like Uber and Ola have disrupted the need for private vehicle ownership, demonstrating a successful use case for the concept of services that facilitate sharing. The application of this concept can now be explored in public transit, railways, roads, inland waterways and more, opening up new opportunities for economic productivity and employment generation.

Similarly, a digital toll payment technology allows for greater utilization of existing infrastructure, i.e. highways, by a larger number of cars in a shorter amount of time. Other such auxiliary assets can be created or leveraged to improve the utilization of existing assets and infrastructure.

The optimization opportunities inherent in this under-utilization of assets and infrastructure can be capitalized upon using emerging technologies and innovative business models. If concerns about data security are adequately addressed, sharing services can revolutionize access, affordability and convenience, particularly for inter-modal and digital connectivity.
Discussions under this theme will explore the opportunities emerging in these areas.


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