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New Delhi : Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, on September 2, 2018, flagged off MOVE Cyclathon, a cycle rally to promote cleaner, accessible modes of transport. The cyclathon was held in the run up to the MOVE: Global Mobility Summit on September 7, 8 in New Delhi, and saw a participation of over 500 enthusiastic cyclists.

Speaking at the event, Rijiju emphasised that Indian cities must be developed for cycling. “The Movelo Cyclathon, organized by NITI Aayog, is spreading the message of clean mobility among the Indian public,” said the Minister.

“We need to move people, not cars. Cycling is the way to go for a healthier life & a less polluting city,” the NITI Aayog CEO emphasized as he exhorted the young people of India to spread the message of a shared, connected, and zero-emission mobility in the country.

Mobility Week :  ‘Mobility Week’ will see 17 events in 7 days—from August 31, to September 6, 2018. These events will facilitate interactions with various stakeholders across the mobility domain. 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.

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 September 7 & 8, 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, according to a PIB release.

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 to evolve a public interest framework.

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