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PM Narendra Modi to launch PM GatiShakti today: Key things to know

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today launch Prime Minister GatiShakti - National Plan for Multi-Modal Connectivity at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

PM Gatishakti will address past issues by institutionalizing overall stakeholder planning for major infrastructure projects. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said that instead of planning and designing separately in silos, projects would be designed and implemented with a common vision.

It will include infrastructure schemes of various ministries and state governments such as 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.

The PMO said in a statement that it will also make use of large-scale technology, including spatial planning tools with ISRO images developed by BiSAG-N (Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics)

PM GatiShakti is based on six pillars:

  1. Comprehensiveness: It will include all existing and planned initiatives of various ministries and departments with a central portal. Each department will now have a view of the others' activities by providing critical data while comprehensively planning and implementing projects.
  1. Prioritization: Through this, different Departments will be able to prioritize their projects through cross-sectoral interactions.
  1. Optimization: The National Master Plan will assist the different ministries in planning projects after identifying critical gaps. For the transport of goods from one place to another, the plan will help to choose the most optimal route in terms of time and cost.
  1. Synchronization: Individual Ministries and Departments often work in silos. There is a lack of coordination in the planning and execution of projects, which generates delays. PM GatiShakti will help to synchronize the activities of each department, as well as the different levels of governance, in a comprehensive manner, ensuring the coordination of work between them.
  1. Analytical: The plan will provide complete data in one place with GIS-based spatial planning and analytical tools containing more than 200 layers, allowing for better visibility of the implementing agency.
  1. Dynamic: All ministries and departments will now be able to view, review and monitor the progress of intersectoral projects, through the GIS platform, where satellite images will show progress on the ground periodically and the progress of projects will be updated periodically. In the portal. It will help identify critical interventions to improve and update the master plan.

PM GatiShakti will provide the public and the business community with information on upcoming communication projects, other business centers, industrial areas, and the surrounding environment.

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the new exhibition complex (Exhibition Halls 2-5) at Pragati Maidan during the event. The main event of the India Trade Promotion Organization, the India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2021 will take place from November 14 to 27, 2021 in these new exhibition halls. 

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