Odisha to adapt the PM Gati Shakti for seamless multimodal connectivity of integration of various infrastructure projects in the State


Bhubaneswar : Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched PM Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity in Delhi today.

PM GatiShakti will address several issues through institutionalizing holistic planning for stakeholders for major infrastructure projects. Instead of planning & designing separately in silos, the projects will be designed and executed with a common vision. 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).

The Prime Minister expressed the hope that with the development of quality infrastructure, India can realize the dream of becoming the business capital of World. He said our goals are extraordinary and will require extraordinary efforts. In realizing these goals, PM Gati Shakti will be the most helpful factor. Just as JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhar, Mobile) trinity revolutionized the access of government facilities to the people, PM Gati Shakti will do the same for the field of Infrastructure, he added.

As a run-up to the landmark event, marking the launch of PM Gati Shaki – National Master Plan, a meeting was held from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Minster Commerce and Transport Shri Padmanabha Behera, Odisha. The meeting was attended by Shri Bhupinder Singh Poonia MD, IPICOL and ED, IDCO in presence of Sri P. L. HARANADH, IRTS, Chairman Paradeep Port Trust and senior officials from the Ministry of Road Transport and NHAI. Hon’ble Minister reviewed various infrastructure projects in the State and suggested taking advantage of getting integrated with PM Gati Shaki – National Master Plan for seamless multimodal connectivity of integration of various infrastructure like roads, ports, aviation, energy, telecom etc. so as to lower logistic cost for the manufacturing sector, allied sector and exports, ensure quick turnaround time, increasing competitiveness and help the goal of achieving 1 trillion dollar economy of the state of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Pattanaik.

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