What is Gati Shakti Master Plan- Part 1Anisha Mukhija
What is Gati Shakti Master Plan?
- Would provide optimum planning and coordination while minimizing delays among government stakeholders, particularly diverse ministries.
- Aims to build multi-modal connections throughout the country.
- Will connect India’s roadways, ports, aviation, and train sectors to form a unified transformation network, allowing for the simple flow of people and products across the country.
- Brings together ministries from the federal government to cooperate on infrastructure projects.
- It will serve as the foundation for the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP)
- Every data will have access to data on infrastructure projects completed by other departments via a centralized digital platform powered by Geographic Information System (GIS).
- Would deliver integrated national infrastructure and infrastructure projects worth 110 lakh crore between 2020 and 25.
- Currently, the strategy has brought together 16 essential infrastructure ministries on a single platform. Among these are roads, highways and railways, telecommunications, gas and petroleum, electricity, aviation, and shipping.
- Concentrating on breaking down inter-ministerial-silos.
- Saves time and money by allowing simple movement of freight, commodities, and people around the country.
- Boost India’s global competitiveness through next-generation infrastructure.
- Multi-modal connectivity enables a smooth flow of products, improving the country’s ease of doing business.
The need for Gati Shakti Master Plan
The following led to construction delays and wastage of money:
- The large difference between macro planning and micro execution
- Difficulties with lack of advanced knowledge and coordination
- Operating and thinking in silos
All of this resulted in the launch of this program.
The majority of megaprojects will now be overseen by Gati Shakti.
- Has the potential to transform India’s infrastructure.
- This will result in a more inclusive society and a rapidly developing economy with world-class infrastructure.
- Success is entirely dependent on the efficient collaboration and execution between the federal and state governments.
- Must address structural and macroeconomic stability problems caused by large government spending.
- It is critical that this Endeavour is supported by a predictable regulatory and institutional framework.