Gati Shakti-National Master Plan: What is this plan and what are its benefits?

Gati Shakti-National Master Plan: What is this plan and what are its benefits?

The Gati Shakti Master Plan launched by PM Modi will reduce red tape and speed up projects.
Gati Shakti-National Master Plan: What is this plan and what are its benefits?

Gati Shakti – National Master Plan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15 announced the Gati Shakti scheme from the Red Fort wall. It then started on Wednesday, October 13th. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches ‘PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan’. Under this scheme, infrastructure development projects will be expedited. Under the Rs 100 lakh crore scheme, 16 ministries, including railways and roads, will be connected to digital medium.

What is Gati Shakti National Master Plan?

Under this scheme, infrastructure projects of various Ministries and State Governments like Bharat Mala, Sagarmala, Inland Waterways, Dry Lands, Ports, Flying will be included in the construction and design of any scheme. The PM Gati Shakti scheme will reduce the cost of projects and maintenance costs, while creating new employment opportunities. It is a digital platform connecting 16 ministries, including rail and road, which will accelerate the development of infrastructure projects worth about Rs 100 lakh crore.

No project will get entangled in the file.

It is customary in the country that if a road is built, after a few days the road is dug for laying cables. Similarly, even after spending hundreds of crores of rupees, many projects are stalled due to non-receipt of clearance from the Ministry of Forests and Environment. The PM Gati Shakti Yojana will help solve such problems. For this, a group of 16 ministries has been formed which are mainly related to infrastructure. These include the Ministries of Railways, Road Transport, Ships, IT, Textiles, Petroleum, Energy, Aviation. Ongoing projects of these Ministries or projects completed by 2024-25 will be kept under ‘Gati Shakti Yojana’.

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Such is the pace of development.

  • Regional connectivity in the country under UDAN (UDAN) will be intensified through Gati Shakti Yojana. By 2024-25, the number of airports / heliports / water aerodromes will increase to 220.
  • The length of national highways operated by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will be extended to 200,000 km by 2024-25.
  • Defense production will also increase significantly. There are plans to build two defense corridors in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu with an investment of about Rs 20,000 crore.
  • With this scheme, the cargo handling capacity of Railways in the country will be increased from 1200 MT to 1600 MT by 2024-25.
  • It will also speed up the construction of two dedicated freight corridors.
  • The country’s gas pipeline network is planned to double to 34,500 km by 2024-25.
  • Gati Shakti will play a key role in the government’s plan to connect every state to the natural gas pipeline by 2027.
  • By the year 2024, the Department of Telecommunications plans to lay 3.5 million km of optical fiber network.
  • Similarly, the transmission network will be extended to 4.52 lakh km circuit by the Ministry of Power.
  • The food processing industry aims to set up about 200 mega food parks in the country, increase the number of fishing clusters to 202, 38 electronic clusters with a turnover of Rs 1.5 trillion, 90 textile clusters and 110 pharma and medical devices clusters.
  • It is proposed to create four industrial nodes under the master plan. One such industrial node will be at Dadri in UP, Tamokur in Karnataka and Budkan in Maharashtra.
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