PM unveils Rs100 lakh cr Gati Shakti National Master Plan for infrastructure development

Mumbai Port Trust takes the lead in transforming logistics sector through a slew of multi-modal connectivity projects.

Oct 14, 2021 09:10 IST India Infoline News Service

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday has launched the Gati Shakti – National Master Plan of Rs100 lakh cr for Multi-modal Connvectivity in New Delhi, heralding a new chapter in governance.   Gati Shakti — a digital platform — will bring 16 Ministries including Railways and Roadways together for integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects.

It will 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.

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).

Furthr, the multi-modal connectivity will provide integrated and seamless connectivity for movement of 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.

Mumbai Port Trust projects promoting multi-modal connectivity
In line with the goals of PM Gati Shakti, Mumbai Port Trust is undertaking a slew of projects promoting multimodal connectivity. “The Trust has set the goal of seeking harmony between the needs of the cargoes and ships on one hand and the needs of the city (Mumbai) and citizenry on the other” said CMD Rajeev Jalota.

The multimodal connectivity master plan of Mumbai Port Trust is founded on two pillars, namely cargo-related projects and Sea Tourism.

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