Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launches 100 lakh crore ‘Gati Shakti National Master. The plan is an important part of Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ (self-dependent India) vision.
Alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union minister for commerce and industry Piyush Goyal was also present at the event. The PM GatiShakti initiative will give infrastructure creation a new direction and also provide a new pace to existing projects, said Goyal.
PM @narendramodi unveils the #PMGatiShakti – a National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi today. The project will incorporate infrastructure schemes of various Ministries & State Governments designed & executed with a common vision.
— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) October 13, 2021
It is a campaign to lend more speed (Gati) and power (Shakti) to projects by connecting all concerned departments on one platform. It aims to give more power and speed to projects under the $1.5-trillion National Infrastructure Pipeline. To boost the goal of achieving a $5-trillion economy. Hence, it is important especially in wake of the recent economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Prime Minister, Modi said that a slow approach to development used to insult the taxpayer’s money. Hence, the new plans are going to change that. The aim of the new plan is to target to cut logistic costs, increase cargo handling capacity. Furthermore, to reduce the turnaround time. It seeks to provide integrated and seamless connectivity for the movement of people.
Moreover, the plan aims to give more power and speed to projects by connecting all concerned departments on one platform, Modi said. The various government departments will join hands for coordinated developmental projects. It includes the ministries of the road to railways, aviation to agriculture. Gati Shakti will join different departments.
Furthermore, Modi said In five years prior to the BJP government coming to power in 2014, 1,900-km of the rail line was doubled, while in the last 7 years 9,000-km of the rail line doubling has happened.
“What was done in 27 years, we are doing in it in less than half that time,