Saturday, October 16, 2021

Watch Live- PM Modi to launch PM GatiShakti

In a historic event for the infrastructure landscape of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch PM GatiShakti – National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity today at 11 AM at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

PM GatiShakti would address the past issues by instituting comprehensive planning for key infrastructure projects with all stakeholders. Rather than planning and designing, the projects will be created and implemented with a shared vision. Bharatmala, Sagarmala, inland waterways, dry/land ports, UDAN, and other infrastructure plans of various Ministries and State Governments will be included. To strengthen connectivity and make Indian enterprises more competitive, economic zones such as textile clusters, pharmaceutical clusters, defence corridors, electronic parks, industrial corridors, fisheries clusters, and agro zones would be covered.

Click on the link below to watch the full event-https://youtu.be/apmToe9gucs

It will also make substantial use of technology, including spatial planning tools based on ISRO imagery by BiSAG-N. (Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics).

PM GatiShakti is based on 6 pillars:

1. Comprehensiveness: It will include all the existing and planned initiatives of various Ministries and Departments with one centralized portal. Every Department will now have visibility of each other’s activities giving critical data and information while planning & execution of projects.

2. Prioritization: Through cross–sectoral interactions, different Departments will be able to prioritise their projects.

3. Optimization: The National Master Plan will assist different ministries in planning for projects after identification of critical gaps. For the transportation of the goods from one place to another, the plan will help in selecting the most optimum route in terms of time and cost.

4. Synchronization: Individual Ministries and Departments frequently work in silos. There is a lack of cooperation in the project’s planning and implementation, resulting in delays. PM GatiShakti will ensure that the activities of each department, as well as the many layers of governance, are synchronised in a holistic manner by ensuring work coordination between them.

5. Analytical: The plan will provide the entire data at one place with GIS based spatial planning and analytical tools having 200+ layers, enabling better visibility to the executing agency.

6. Dynamic: Through the GIS platform, all Ministries and Departments will be able to visualise, review, and monitor the development of cross-sectoral projects, as satellite imagery will provide on-ground progress on a regular basis and project progress will be updated on a regular basis on the portal. It will aid in the identification of critical interventions for enhancing and updating the master plan.

PM GatiShakti will inform the general public and business community about forthcoming connectivity projects, as well as other commercial hubs, industrial areas, and the surrounding environment. This will allow investors to locate their enterprises in the most advantageous places, resulting in increased synergies. It will provide a large number of job opportunities and help the economy. It will boost local products’ worldwide competitiveness by lowering transport costs and strengthening supply chains, as well as ensuring optimal linkages between local industry and consumers.

PM Modi will also inaugurate the New Exhibition Complex (Exhibition Halls 2 to 5) at Pragati Maidan during the event. India Trade Promotion Organisation’s flagship event, India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2021 will also be held from November 14-27, 2021 in these new exhibition halls.

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