Gati Shakti to boost India's infrastructure and much more; know what it is
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ambitious Gati Shakti project, which is a multi-modal connectivity plan aimed at expediting infrastructural project implementation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ambitious Gati Shakti project, which is a multi-modal connectivity plan aimed at expediting infrastructural project implementation. The goal is to accelerate economic growth. Gati Shakti is also expected to provide a big boost to India's telecom infrastructure especially in the digitalization and communications areas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ₹100 lakh crore national master plan called "Gati Shakti" for multi-modal connectivity that aims to develop infrastructure to reduce logistic costs and boost the economy.
Gati Shakti initiative will provide an impetus to the seamless flow of information among various industries which are working together on major multi-reach projects. The PM Gati Shakti Master Plan will also provide accurate information and guidance, to ensure completion of projects within a stipulated time frame, make policymaking effective, and eliminate any possibility of excess government expenditure.
The Gati Shakti project is aligned with telecom reforms. The Gati Shakti digitized platform seeks to bring 16 ministries including telecom together with a vision to build and plan for all infrastructural connectivity projects till 2025.
The project is expected to bring about conceptual change visualised by PM Modi. He mentions that the ministries will no longer be working in silos and integrate the planning and designing of projects with a holistic vision. This will enhance the ease of doing business for many and bring about economic growth, faster planning, and execution of projects.
The National Master Plan is therefore, expected to enhance India's global competitiveness through building next-generation infrastructure and seamless movement of information and resources.
“Digitisation and digital technologies enabled by resilient wireline and wireless broadband connectivity will be a cornerstone for the work to be done under the ambitious Gati Shakti - National Master Plan for Multi Modal Connectivity,” said Lt. Gen. Dr. SP Kochhar, Director General, COAI.
Gati Shakti Scheme by the numbers
1. PM Gati Shakti targets to cut logistic costs, increase cargo handling capacity and reduce the turnaround time
2. The plan aims to lend more power and speed to projects by connecting all concerned departments on one platform, he said, adding the infrastructure schemes of various ministries and state governments will be designed and executed with a common vision.
3. Gati Shakti joins different departments for the coordinated development of projects from road to railways, aviation to agriculture.
4. The Centre will spend around ₹50,000 crore to create 500 multi-modal cargo terminals during the next four to five years.
5. PM Gati Shakti plan involves the creation of a common umbrella platform through which infrastructure projects can be planned and implemented in an efficacious manner by way of coordination between various ministries/departments on a real-time basis.