According to Piyush Goyal, minister of commerce and industry, PM Gati Shakti must be properly exploited using the area development concept to offer advantages to the country outside of the infrastructure sector. This was expressed by Minister Piyush Goyal as he presided over a meeting with the DPIIT (Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade) and eight relevant ministries to examine the progress of PM Gati Shakti.
The minister also urged the participating ministries and departments to make the most of the integrated platform’s capabilities in order to further boost India’s infrastructure development and economic expansion. Additionally, Minister Goyal stated that the establishment of shared facilities on agricultural lands by cooperatives and start-ups using the integrated framework of PM Gati Shakti and information from the NMP (National Master Plan) can boost the agriculture sector.
PM Gati Shakti has made progress in improving the NMP’s data quality by standardising data layers and establishing QIP
He emphasised that the NITI Aayog’s aspirational districts may be reached through the area development strategy implemented by PM Gati Shakti. According to Sumita Dawra, special secretary for the Department for the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, who spoke at the event, PM Gati Shakti has made progress in improving the National Master Plan’s data quality by standardising data layers and establishing QIP (Quality Improvement Plan) mechanisms for better planning.
In addition to the 14 social sector departments and ministries presently in place, PM Gati Shakti proposes adding 5 additional ministries to the mix in order to promote the use of NMP for social sector planning and further the country’s socioeconomic advancement.
DPIIT is steadily working to improve EXIM logistics in addition to the local logistics ecosystem. With the assistance of other relevant departments and ministries, an EXIM Logistics Group was established.
DPIIT is steadily working to improve EXIM logistics in addition to the local logistics ecosystem
According to officials, the NPG (Network Planning Group) for the PM Gati Shakti project has also authorised 4 railway-related infrastructure projects. The Network Planning Group oversees all logistics and connectivity activities with a total investment of more than Rs 500 crore.
At its 46th meeting, the Network Planning Group headed by PM Gati Shakti looked at and suggested four infrastructure projects. The projects will be created in accordance with PM Gati Shakti’s principles utilising an integrated and comprehensive approach, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry added.
Additionally, these initiatives will offer seamless movement of people and products across multiple modes of transportation. The four projects are the construction of a broad-gauge double line connecting Sawai Madhopur, in Rajasthan, with Jaipur, in Rajasthan; a broad-gauge line connecting Junagadh, in Odisha, with Nabarangpur station; a broad-gauge line connecting Anand Nagar Ghughuli, in Uttar Pradesh, via Maharajganj; and the installation of automatic block signalling on Western Railway’s freight-dense, high-utilization network.
Senior officials further report that in the past year, 76 significant infrastructure projects totalling roughly Rs 5.14 lakh crore from various ministries have been assessed as part of the PM Gati Shakti initiative. The Network Planning Group, established as part of the PM Gati Shakti initiative, which was started in October 2021, has recommended these projects. According to Sumita Dawra, special secretary of DPIIT, both the central ministries and the states have boosted their use of PM Gati Shakti NMP.
NPG has representation from a number of connectivity infrastructure ministries or departments, including their heads of network planning division for uniform planning and integration of the ideas. Before creating a Detailed Project Report during the planning stage, all of these departments ask the Network Planning Group for permission first. Following NPG approval, the project goes through the customary approval process, which may include Cabinet approval or clearance from the finance ministry, depending on the project. There are more than 1,450 layers of data available on the portal, including those pertaining to ports, lands, forests, and highways.