Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch PM GatiShakti – National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity at 11 AM today at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Infrastructure creation in India had suffered for decades from multiple issues and there was lack of coordination between different departments. In the last seven years, the government has ensured unprecedented focus on infrastructure through a holistic outlook.
PM GatiShakti will address the past issues through institutionalizing holistic planning for stakeholders for major infrastructure projects. Instead of planning and designing separately in silos, the projects will be designed and executed with a common vision. It will incorporate the infrastructure schemes of various Ministries and State Governments like Bharatmala, Sagarmala, inland waterways, land ports and UDAN. Economic Zones like textile clusters, pharmaceutical clusters, defence corridors, industrial corridors and agri zones will be covered to improve connectivity and make Indian businesses more competitive. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced about the Gati Shakti during his address on Independence Day this year.
AIR correspondent reports that PM GatiShakti will also leverage technology extensively including spatial planning tools with ISRO imagery developed by Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics.
PM GatiShakti is the result of Prime Minister’s constant endeavour to build Next Generation Infrastructure which improves Ease of Living as well as Ease of Doing Business. It will provide the public and business community information regarding the upcoming connectivity projects, other business hubs, industrial areas and surrounding environment. This will enable the investors to plan their businesses at suitable locations leading to enhanced synergies. It will also create multiple employment opportunities and give a boost to the economy. PM GatiShakti will improve the global competitiveness of local products by cutting down the logistics costs and improving the supply chains, and also ensure proper linkages for local industry and consumers.
Prime Minister will also inaugurate the New Exhibition Complex at Pragati Maidan during the event. India Trade Promotion Organisation’s flagship event, India International Trade Fair 2021 will also be held from 14 to 27 November this year in these new exhibition halls.