New Delhi: MOVE cyclathon held here today in the run up to the MOVE: Global Mobility Summit on September 7, 8 in New Delhi, attracted the participation of over 500 enthusiastic cyclists.
Union Minister of State Kiren Rijiju and Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog, flagged off MOVE Cyclathon, a cycle rally to promote cleaner, accessible modes of transport.
Speaking at the event Rijiju underscored that Indian cities must be developed for cycling. “The Movelo Cyclathon, organized by NITI Aayog is spreading the message of clean mobility to the Indian public”, said the Minister.
— NITI Aayog (@NITIAayog) September 2, 2018
“We need to move people, not cars. Cycling is the way to go for a healthier life and a less polluting city”, the NITI Ayog CEO emphasized as he exhorted the young people to spread the message of a shared, connected, and zero-emission mobility in the country.
We need cities for people not cars! We must pedal to move for a better future! Cycling 🚴♂️ is the way forward ! This is the future of mobility! Indian cities need to ensure safer cycling with special cycling lanes. pic.twitter.com/ksV5bqB51D
— Amitabh Kant (@amitabhk87) September 2, 2018
About ‘Mobility Week’
‘Mobility Week’ will see 17 events in 7 days—from 31 August to 6 September 2018. These events will facilitate interactions with various stakeholders across the mobility domain.
Participants will 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.
About MOVE: Global Mobility Summit
Steeply falling technology costs and business–model innovations are driving the world’s transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles. Against this backdrop, NITI Aayog, in collaboration with various ministries and industry partners, is organizing ‘MOVE: Global Mobility Summit’ in New Delhi on 7 and 8 September, 2018. 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.
The Summit, which is the first of its kind, with over 1,200 participants expected from across the world, including leaders from the government, industry, research organizations, academia, think tanks and civil society. They will come together and engage with key stakeholders within the rapidly transforming global mobility landscape and to evolve a public interest framework. The issues will be discussed based on 5 thematic papers during the parallel sessions. State specific will also be discussed, to evolve a shared, connected, zero emission and inclusive mobility agenda for the future.