Modi launches GatiShakti Master Plan to boost infrastructure
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi (ANI Photo)
INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (13) launched PM GatiShakti – National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, the national capital.
PM GatiShakti is Modi’s vision to build Next Generation Infrastructure which improves Ease of Living and Ease of Doing Business. The plan includes provision of integrated and seamless connectivity for the movement of people, goods and services from one mode of transportation to another. It will also back the last mile connectivity of infrastructure and reduce travel time for people. PM GatiShakti, project worth Rs 100 crore, will also provide the public and business community information about upcoming connectivity projects, other business hubs, industrial areas, etc.
The plan will incorporate infrastructure schemes for various ministries of the central government and state governments like Bharatmala, Sagarmala, inland waterways, dry/land ports and UDAN. Economic Zones such as textile clusters, pharmaceutical clusters, defence corridors, electronic parks, industrial corridors, fishing clusters, agri zones will be covered under the plan to improve connectivity and enable Indian businesses to become more competitive.
PM GatiShakti will also leverage technology extensively, including spatial planning tools with ISRO imagery developed by BiSAG-N (Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics).
Modi announced the launch of PM GatiShakti Master Plan in his speech on India’s 75th Independence Day on August 15.