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Volvo Buses calls for entries for Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award 2013

Registrations for the 3rd Edition of the award have now started

Volvo Buses in India is calling for entries for the third edition of the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award. Instituted in 2011, the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award aims to reward progressive and practical action in the area of promoting sustainable solutions in urban mobility. The 2012 awards were bagged by EMBARQ India and Indian Urban Space Foundation, with runners up as Praja.

The Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award carries prize money of INR 1 million, which includes a first prize of INR 700,000 and INR 300,000 for the runner-up. Registrations for the award have started and the deadline for this is August 31, 2013.

The Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award 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. The previous editions attracted a wide range of subjects ranging from efforts to streamline bus services on key traffic corridors to urban planning that addressed issues like city road planning to promoting commuter rail as an alternative for people to commute.

Akash Passey, Senior Vice President – Business Region International, Volvo Bus Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Volvo Buses in India, said, "The Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award is in line with Volvo Buses’ commitment to one of its core values – Care for environment. We, at Volvo Buses, believe that it’s not only technology and emission standards that define environment concern but at the base lies the key step of making transport and the environment it operates within efficient & sustainable. Through the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award we hope to mobilise more & more people to come forward, build a shared vision towards supporting initiatives in the area of sustainable mobility. Entries to the earlier editions of the award showcased the impressive work being done by various groups across the country. We eagerly look forward to see this motivation spread wider with the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award 2013.”

The Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award aims at creating a culture of supporting progressive and practical steps, positively engaging the world around us to deliver sustainable transport solutions and thereby better quality of life to millions of people. This includes initiatives both in city transport and long-distance travel. The objective of this award is for Volvo Buses to engage with all the stake holders in public transportation, supporting them and also learning in the process.

Past winners of Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award
Mapunity was announced winner for the first edition of the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award in 2011. Praja was given a special recognition for their efforts in addressing a multitude of issues.

The top honours in the second season of the award in 2012 were jointly shared by EMBARQ India and India Urban Space Foundation, while Praja was declared runner-up. The jury also conferred Special Recognitions upon a collaborative effort between Ride-A-Cycle-Foundation with its partners as well as a Group from IIT Madras.

How to apply for Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award 2013
Registrations have started and interested groups/individuals can visit for more details and to register themselves.

General Criterion for Eligibility

  • All efforts in the general area of sustainable mobility are eligible. However, Organisations directly involved with manufacturing or operating public transport as part of their business are not eligible for the main award with respect to their core business

Application guidelines
All applicants are requested to prepare the report in the format the following for final submissions.

  • Define the project with a clear objective
  • Purpose and scope of the project
  • Achievements till date
  • Next steps planned
  • References
  • CV of the group / individuals involved


  • Last date for entries:                                            August 31, 2013
  • Last date for submission of final entries:        September 10, 2013
  • Announcement of winner:                                   Date will be informed later

For more information, please visit and refer to the Terms & Conditions for eligibility. Or contact Sridhar Chari on 

17th June, 2013

For further information, please contact...

Sridhar Chari,

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