To bring down the logistics cost in the country, the Union Cabinet has approved the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan.
What Is PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan?
The project considers integrating the policymaking in the infrastructure space and bringing all stakeholders in India’s infrastructure development together.
the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on October 13 for multi-modal connectivity to expedite and bring infrastructure development on a common path.
Gati Shakti is basically Rs 100 lakh-crore plan that envisages a centralized portal comprising all existing and planned infrastructure initiatives of as many as 16 central ministries and departments for integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infra connectivity projects.
Significance Of PM Gati Shakti NMP
The project holds great significance as this could also become Modi’s showpiece achievement while seeking yet another term in office in 2024.
It was first time announced at the Red Fort on August 15 on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day.
The plan is aimed to end bureaucratic entanglements and break inter-ministerial silos with respect to infrastructure projects.
According to the Cabinet, “The PM Gati Shakti NMP is intended to break Departmental Silos and bring in more holistic and integrated planning and execution of projects with a view to addressing the issues of multi-modal connectivity and last-mile connectivity,”.
This plan is now ready to be initiated and sixteen central departments are part of the national master plan.
The government is expected to set up an Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS) of all these departments.