The Urban Mobility India (UMI) Conference and Expo is an annual event with the overarching theme which runs across all the aspects of urban mobility and is organized by the Institute of Urban Transport (India) under the aegis of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. UMI is mandated by the National Urban Transport Policy of the Government of India, 2006 (NUTP). The objective of UMI is to bring together urban transport professionals and officials in the country as well as international experts to enable them to share views and to share their experiences. The conference is marked by interactions and discussions around case studies to assist the cities, whose officials attend the conference, in keeping themselves up to date with best urban transport practices and to carry home ideas to develop their urban transport along a sustainable path.
INSTITUTE OF URBAN TRANSPORT (INDIA) was established in May, 1997 as a premier professional non-profit making organization and registered under the Societies Registration Act. The members of the Institute comprises of Academicians, Architects, Economists, Engineers, Transport Planners, Town Planners and professionals from various disciplines. The Institute has as on 29th July, 2010, 57 institutional members and 1131 individual members. The Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, is the ex-officio President of the Institute and its Governing Council has members from various premier organizations connected with Urban Transport. The Institute has Chapters at Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Roorkee.
It is managing National Urban Transport Information Centre (NUTIC) established by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India (GoI), to compile a reliable and comprehensive database for proper planning and policy making at the government level as also in the conduct of meaningful research. The Institute is striving to serve as a storehouse of information on urban transport and act as a comprehensive repository of the best practices in the field.
The Institute, with active support and guidance of the MoUD, GoI has been actively involved in a variety of professional activities to promote and develop the state-of-the-art Urban Transport in the country. The National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP) issued by Government of India in April 2006, empowered IUT to serve as a National Level Facility for continuous advice and guidance on the principles of sustainable urban transport. Responsibilities includes Capacity Building Program, creating a knowledge management center to build up a database, research, preparation of toolkits, training and skill development of public officials.