The PM Gati Shakti NMP aims to eliminate departmental silos and implement more comprehensive and integrated project planning and execution in order to address the problems of last-mile connectivity and multi-modal connectivity. An important government official stated at the beginning of the week that the PM Gati Shakti project will significantly contribute to taking down the logistical costs, improvement in efficiency, and assisting enterprises.
The Gati Shakti-National Master Plan was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 13 of last year with the intention of creating an integrated infrastructure to lower logistical expenses. All infrastructure projects for logistics and connectivity costing, more than Rs 500 crore are funnelled through the NPG (network planning group), established as an essential part of the PM Gati Shakti initiative.
Prime Minister Narendra introduced the Gati Shakti-National Master Plan on October 13 of last year.
According to Anurag Jain who is the secretary of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the PM Gati Shakti project has a big significance and role to play in the reduction of obstacles as well as to increase the efficiency of the business which will also benefit the entire industry as a whole, as he made this statement during the opening remarks of the B20 Inception Meeting, which was hosted by the trade group CII. Additionally, he stated that there are over 1,600 data layers on the PM GatiShakti portal that are relevant to topics including land, forests, mining, and current infrastructure.
The NPG has representatives from numerous connectivity infrastructure ministries and departments, including the heads of respective network planning divisions, for uniform planning and integration of the proposals. The goal of the PM Gati Shakti is to eliminate departmental silos and implement more comprehensive and integrated project planning and execution in order to address the problems with last-mile connectivities and multi-modal transportation.
The goal of PM Gati Shakti is to address the problems with last-mile connectivity and multi-modal transportation.
PM Gati Shakti, the National Master Plan for Multi-Modal Connectivity, might advance under the Budget 2023–24. According to sources, the Budget will probably announce additional incentives for the states to carry out Gati Shakti-related projects under the Capex support programme for the upcoming fiscal year, in addition to announcing specific measures like opening up access to the integrated digital platform to the private sector.
The ‘social infrastructure’ such as schools, police stations, etc., as well as connecting projects with friendly nations will now be mapped by the Gati Shakti platform, which analyses all significant infrastructure projects. The PM Gati Shakti digital platform, which was introduced in October 2021, aims to provide multimodal connectivity infrastructure to different economic zones by bringing 16 ministries together, including those for road transport and highways and railways, for integrated planning and coordinated project implementation, in collaboration with the state governments.