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PM Gati Shakti

  • Published
    8th Jul, 2023
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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.

GIS platform

  • 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.
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