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Volvo invites registrations for Sustainable Mobility Awards

12 Jun 2014 / 0

The fourth edition of Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards, organised by Volvo buses, invites entries from stakeholders working in the field of sustainable mobility. These stakeholders may individuals or bodies affiliated to NGOs, consultancies or institutions.

The main aim here is to promote and reward sustainable solutions and outstanding efforts made in the area of urban mobility. This year, the entire prize bucket is worth Rs 12 lakh. Interested participants may visit www.volvobuses.co.in to get additional information on the competition and register themselves. The last date for registration is August 31, 2014 and that for submission of projects is September 20, 2014.

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Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award winners from last year

Last year, 51 projects were submitted in the event. The variety of topics that have been submitted in various editions range from bus transport and metro rail services to pedestrian rights to safety and addressing environmental concerns.

VRV Sriprasad, MD, Volvo buses said, “The Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards underlines Volvo Buses’ commitment to promote the need for sustainable mobility via collaboration with all stakeholders – an essential for our growing country and its cities.  Mobility – its ease or its non-availability – has a significant impact on our quality of life.  The participation till date has witnessed some highly passionate organisations and individuals seeking change and we are glad to be able to reach out to them. By rewarding their valuable actions, we not only want to recognise their achievements, but want to showcase them as an inspiration for others – to join in the movement towards a sustainable future.”

Volvo Buses invites registrations for 4th Edition of Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards
Stakeholders working in the broad area of sustainable mobility are invited to participate
Instituted in 2011, the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards have gained momentum with valuable participation from across the nation. Past recipients of the awards include a variety of organisations including Mapunity, EMBARQ India, India Urban Space Foundation, ArriveSAFE, Mumbai Environmental Social Network, Praja, EcoCabs and Ride-A-Cycle Foundation.

Volvo Buses in India reaffirms its commitment to sustainable mobility and transport and announced start of registrations for the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards 2014. Volvo is inviting stakeholders from among citizen groups/NGOs, organisations/consultancies, and institutions among others, to participate in the 4th Edition of the awards. TheVolvo Sustainable Mobility Awards aims to reward progressive and practical action in the area of promoting sustainable solutions in urban mobility.

This year the overall prize money has been increased to INR 1.2 million.This would include INR 700,000 for the winner, INR 300,000 for 1st runner-up and, inclusion of new category for 2nd runner up, which will get INR 200,000. Registrations for the awards have started and the last date to register is August 31, 2014. Interested participants can visit www.volvobuses.co.intorefer to the Application Guidelines and Terms & Conditions.Last date for submission of projects is September 20, 2014.

The Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards has been instituted to recognise outstanding efforts in the broad area of sustainability. It also seeks to award practical action and engagement with society in this regard. Over the previous three editions of the awards, the participation levels both in terms of number of submissions as well as quality of projects have risen significantly. In 2013, a total of 51 eligible projects were submitted to the jury for assessment, which included increased number of submissions from among various stakeholders.

"The Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards underlines Volvo Buses’ commitment to promote the need for sustainable mobility via collaboration with all stakeholders – an essential for our growing country and its cities. Mobility – its ease or its non-availability – has a significant impact on our quality of life. The participation till date has witnessed some highly passionate organisation and individuals seeking change & we are glad to be able to reach out to them. By rewarding their valuable actions, we not only want to recognise their achievements, but want to showcase them as an inspiration for others – to join in the movement towards a sustainable future.” said, VRV Sriprasad, Managing Director, Volvo Buses in India.

An important aspect that has emerged over the past editions is the interpretations& scope of “sustainable mobility”. Projects submitted in the previous years’ address diverse areas such as bus transport, metro & commuter rail services, integration of multiple modes of transportation, urban planning, road planning, promoting non-motorised transport, pedestrian rights to safety & convenience and addressing environmental concerns, besides promoting new technologies to people.

All details about the awards for 2014 and the previous editions, along with eligibility criterion and guidance to register are available at www.volvobuses.co.in


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