Big Infrastructure Push: PM Modi Launches PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan

In his eighth Independence Day speech this yr, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced his formidable infrastructure plan, ‘Gati Shakti.’ On Wednesday, the plan was formally launched by the Prime Minister and described it as a historic occasion for the nation’s infrastructure panorama.

“In line with our mission of Atmanirbhar Bharat, today we’re laying the foundation of the next 25 years. This masterplan will give India gati shakti in the 21st Century,” Modi stated whereas launching the Gati Shakti Master Plan.

Explaining the target of the mission, Modi stated that we frequently see highway works getting accomplished and inside months another division would come and begin digging the identical highway for laying new water or fuel pipeline. “All such problems are due to lack of coordination between various departments. There is a huge difference between macro planning and micro implementation. Our various departments are not aware of what infrastructural projects other departments are planning,” he added.

He stated that Gati Shakti Master Plan will remedy such issues and guarantee optimum utilisation of sources. The plan appears to make a centralized portal comprising of all present and deliberate infrastructure initiatives of as many as 16 central ministries and departments.

Prime Minister highlighted that for years the ‘Work in Progress’ board had change into a logo of distrust amongst folks. “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,” he said.

Prime Minister Modi also gave a new mantra for India’s progress in 21st century. “The mantra for the 21st Century India is will for progress, work for progress, wealth for progress, plan for progress and preference for progress.”

Prime Minister also took a dig at the opposition for criticising infrastructural projects of national importance. “For years infrastructure has not been a priority of political parties. Even in election manifestos it was neglected. However, today we’re seeing a situation where opposition parties are criticising infrastructure projects of national importance,” he stated.

Prime Minister additionally highlighted some achievements of his authorities within the final seven years and stated that immediately, with the “whole of government approach,” the federal government is ready to full tasks which have been pending for many years. 

“Before 2014, the metro was running on only about 250 km of track. Today the metro has been expanded up to 700 km and work is going on 1000 km new metro route. In the 5 years before 2014, only 60 panchayats could be connected with optical fiber. In the last 7 years, we have connected more than 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with optical fiber,” Modi stated.

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal stated the most recent initiative won’t solely give infrastructure creation a brand new path but in addition present a brand new tempo to present tasks. Several business leaders additionally lauded Prime Minister’s initiative. T.V. Narendran, Managing Director, Tata Steel and President CII described the grasp plan as a recreation changer. 

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