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PM GatiShakti Meeting Recommends Four Infrastructure Projects

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 16-12-2023
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The 54th Network Planning Group (NPG) meeting under PM GatiShakti, chaired by Special Secretary, Logistics, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Smt. Sumita Dawra, recommended four infrastructure projects.

The importance of utilising the GatiShakti National Master Plan portal and adopting the 'whole of government' approach for infrastructure planning and execution. She emphasized upon the critical importance of the projects in terms of connectivity to economic and social nodes of the area and accentuated on following an Area Development Approach.

4 Infrastructure Projects:

  1. Four-lane Thiruvananthapuram Outer Ring Road (ORR),
  2. Road project, Dahod-Bodeli-Vapi Corridor
  3. New broad gauge railway Line between Pushkar – Merta in Rajasthan
  4. Rail project in Rajasthan, a new broad-gauge line between Merta City-Ras Railway Stations

About PM Gati Shakti

PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (PMGS-NMP) was launched on 13th October 2021 for providing multimodal connectivity infrastructure to various economic zones. 

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) accorded approval for the implementation of PM GatiShakti National Master Plan on 21st October 2021.

PM GatiShakti is a transformative approach for economic growth and sustainable development. The approach is driven by 7 engines, namely:

  1. Railways
  2. Roads
  3. Ports
  4. Waterways
  5. Airports
  6. Mass Transport
  7. Logistics Infrastructure

These engines are supported by the complementary roles of Energy Transmission, IT Communication, Bulk Water & Sewerage, and Social Infrastructure. The approach is powered by Clean Energy and Sabka Prayas – the efforts of the Central Government, the state governments, and the private sector together – leading to huge job and entrepreneurial opportunities for all, especially the youth.

The projects pertaining to these 7 engines in the “National Infrastructure Pipeline” will be aligned with PM GatiShakti framework

The plan has been developed as a Digital Master Planning tool by BISAG-N (Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics) and has been prepared in dynamic Geographic Information System (GIS) platform wherein data on specific action plan of all the Ministries/Departments have been incorporated within a comprehensive database. Dynamic mapping of all infrastructure projects with real- time updation will be provided by way of a map developed by BISAG-N. 

The map will be built on open-source technologies and hosted securely on MEGHRAJ i.e. cloud of Govt. of India. It will use satellite imagery available from ISRO and base maps from Survey of India. 

The comprehensive database of the ongoing & future projects of various Ministries has been integrated with 200+ GIS layers thereby facilitating planning, designing and execution of the infrastructure projects with a common vision.

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