PM Modi launches GatiShakti master plan to address infrastructure development woes

PM Modi launches GatiShakti master plan to address infrastructure development woes
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In order to give a boost to India’s infrastructure development, PM Modi launched the PM GatiShakti.

A National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity was launched on October 13.

This plan comes up with a centralised portal. It will comprise all the existing and planned infrastructure initiatives.

So that every department will be having visibility of each other’s activities.

It will help in providing critical data while planning and executing projects in a comprehensive manner. “We are laying the foundation for the next 25 years of India’s development. The National Master Plan will give speed and direction to 21st century India. The people of India – entrepreneurs, industrialists, manufacturers, farmers and youth are at the centre of this mega initiative,” PM Modi said.

Mr Modi had announced Gatishakti on the 75th Independence Day. Infrastructure creation in India suffered for decades from multiple issues.

“Historically, we have experienced many shortcomings with infrastructure planning in India. Different departments do their own planning, but there has been no holistic approach. We have seen how a road is newly constructed, and then the waterworks people will come and dig the road to lay a pipeline,” the PM Modi added.

He also highlighted the lack of synchronization that is deeply entrenched. PM Gatishakti will also help address the pending issues. It will institutionalize the holistic planning for stakeholders for major infrastructure projects.

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