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PM Gati Shakti –National Master Plan for Multi-Modal Connectivity

Published on October 16, 2021
Current Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘PM Gati Shakti- National Master Plan for Multi-Modal Connectivity’.
PM Gati Shakti –National Master Plan for Multi-Modal Connectivity
  • At the launching event, he reviewed the Gati Shakti master plan
  • The plan is comprised of a centralised portal which combines various infrastructural initiatives by 16 central ministries and departments.
  • The plan will prove to be a milestone to transform infrastructural landscape of India
  • The total costing of the ‘PM Gati Shakti- National Master Plan’ is Rs 100 lakh crore. The launching ceremony took place at Pragati Maidan , New Delhi
  • The Gati Shakti is a digital platform in which 16 central ministries and departments will implement infrastructural projects for more than 1200 industrial clusters
  • The projects will be developed for defence corridors, economic zones like textile clusters, pharma clusters, fishing clusters and agri zones
  • The Gati Shakti aims to speed up and give power to the various infrastructural projects
  • It aims to cut logistic costs, increase cargo handling capacity and reduce the turnaround time.
  • It will also generate employment opportunities
  • It is based on 6 pillars which are mentioned below:
    • (a) Comprehensiveness: It includes existing and planned initiatives of various ministries and departments with one centralized portal.
    • (b) Prioritisation: Various departments will be able to prioritise their projects by interactions with cross sectors
    • (c) Optimisation: The plan will assist different ministries to plan their projects with optimum solutions
    • (d) Synchronisation: There will be coordination among various entities, tasks and procedure in the plan
    • (e) Analytical: The entire data of the plan will be available at one place using GIS-based spatial planning and analytical tools having 200+ layers. It will provide better visibility
    • (f) Dynamic: All the departments will be able to visualize, review and monitor the progress of cross-sectoral projects using GIS platform. The progress activity will be provided by satellite imagery

Question: 

Ques: 1: PM Modi launched Gati Shakti Master Plan which is Rs ____ project for enhancing Infrastructural activities by various department and ministries in India?
a. Rs 80 lakh crore
b. Rs 100 lakh crore
c. Rs 90 lakh crore
d. Rs 110 lakh crore
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