Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched PM GatiShakti - National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity at Pragati Maidan in the national capital of India.
PM GatiShakti is the result of the Prime Minister's constant endeavour to build Next Generation Infrastructure, which improves Ease of Living and Ease of Doing Business. The multi-modal connectivity will provide integrated and seamless connectivity for people, goods and services from one mode of transport to another. It will facilitate the last mile connectivity of infrastructure and also reduce travel time for people.
PM GatiShakti will provide the public and business community information regarding the upcoming connectivity projects, other business hubs, industrial areas and surrounding environment.
It will incorporate the infrastructure schemes of various Ministries and State Governments like Bharatmala, Sagarmala, inland waterways, dry/land ports and UDAN. Economic Zones like textile clusters, pharmaceutical clusters, defence corridors, electronic parks, industrial corridors, fishing clusters, Agri zones will be covered to improve connectivity and make Indian businesses more competitive.
It will also leverage technology extensively, including spatial planning tools with ISRO imagery developed by BiSAG-N (Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics).
PM Modi on October 13 said that the mantra of the '21st Century India' is "Will for progress, work for progress, wealth for progress, plan for progress and preference for progress", and the national master plan will give 'gatishakti' to development plans in the nation.
Speaking at the lunch event of the PM GatiShakti plan here, the Prime Minister said, "We are laying a foundation for the next 25 years. This national master plan will give 'gatishakti' to development plans of the 21st century and will help in the timely completion of these plans." "Earlier, we used to see 'work in progress' boards everywhere and people started to believe that it will never be completed. It showed distrust of people towards the government. But we changed it. We planned well and introduced 'gati' in development projects," PM Modi said.