On the auspicious occasion of Maha Ashtami, tomorrow, 13th October at 11 AM, the PM GatiShakti - National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity will be launched. Here are the details about why this initiative is special. https://t.co/KKE07VxfYF— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 12, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday is set to launch PM GatiShakti-National Master Plan, which seeks to address the issue of lack of coordination among various agencies by institutionalising holistic planning for multi-modal connectivity. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) had earlier said the GatiShakti project will break departmental silos and institutionalise holistic planning for the stakeholders across major infrastructure projects.
"On the auspicious occasion of Maha Ashtami, tomorrow, 13th October at 11 AM, the PM GatiShakti — National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity will be launched. Here are the details about why this initiative is special," Modi said in a tweet.
GatiShakti is based on the six pillars — comprehensiveness, prioritisation, optimisation, synchronisation and being analytical and dynamic, the PMO said. It will generate large-scale employment opportunities, cut down logistics costs, improve supply chains and make local goods competitive globally, it added.
The projects will now be designed and executed with a common vision and will incorporate the infrastructure schemes of various ministries and state governments like Bharatmala, Sagarmala and inland waterways. Economic zones like textile clusters, pharmaceutical clusters, defence corridors, electronic parks, industrial corridors, fishing clusters and agri zones will be covered to improve connectivity and make Indian businesses more competitive, the PMO said.