October 13, 2021, 1:08 PM

On the auspicious occasion of Durga Ashtami, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, October 13, launched PM GatiShakti- a National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity at a ceremony in Pragati Maidan, Delhi.
Calling it a historic event for the infrastructure landscape of the country, PM Modi invited private parties to become a part of this project and help to achieve remarkable growth in the infrastructure development of India.
“Before 2014, metro trains in India were operating on 250 km tracks. But now, the length has been increased and they are operating on track over 700 km in length. Prior to 2014, there were only 2 mega-paths in India. But now 19 mega-footpaths are in India are fully operational,” said PM Modi praising the achievements of his government.
PM GatiShakti would address the past issues through institutionalizing holistic planning for stakeholders for major infrastructure projects.
Instead of planning & designing separately in silos, the projects would be designed and executed with a common vision.
It would also incorporate the infrastructure schemes of various Ministries and State Governments like Bharatmala, Sagarmala, inland waterways, dry/land ports, UDAN etc.
Economic Zones like textile clusters, pharmaceutical clusters, defence corridors, electronic parks, industrial corridors, fishing clusters, agri zones will be covered to improve connectivity & make Indian businesses more competitive.

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