The government is working out a mechanism to share data with industry and potential investors about multi-modal connectivity as well as other physical and social infrastructure captured on the PM Gati Shakti platform.
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The Network Planning Group (NPG) under PM Gati Shakti, has recommended five projectsworth Rs 15,683 crore from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, in its 51st meeting.
These projects — located in Mizoram, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, and Kanpur — aim to improve connectivity to industrial clusters and social sector assets.
They also aim to enhance logistics efficiency by streamlining freight traffic movement and reducing congestion in cities.
The GIS platform integrates the geospatial data related to the infrastructure in the country and planning portals of various ministries and departments.
The portal offers access to over 1,460 layers of data, covering various aspects such as land, ports, forest, and highways.
What is PM Gati Shakti NMP?
The PM Gati Shakti NMP was launched in October 2021.
Objective: Holistic integration of various ministries and to address the gaps to ensure infrastructure for seamless movement of people, goods and services.
The PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan is driven by seven engines - roads, railways, airports, ports, mass transport, waterways, and logistics infrastructure.
Composition: The NPG is composed of representatives from various connectivity infrastructure ministries and departments.
These representatives include the heads of the network planning division, and their purpose is to ensure unified planning and integration of the proposals
Development this fiscal: As of this fiscal year, a total of 85 major infrastructure projects worth Rs 5.4 lakh crore from various ministries have been recommended for approval under the initiative.
All logistics and connectivity infrastructure projects requiring investments of over Rs 500 crore are directed through the NPG.
Infrastructure as nation’s growth engine: Budget 2023
In the budget, the government took a bold step and increased the capital investment outlay to Rs 7.5 lakh crores.
The budget 2023 increased the capital expenditures on Indian Railways by nine times more than the sum for the fiscal year 2013–14.