- Prime Minister will launch the PM GatiShakti today.
- Some projects backed by GatiShakti.
- Six Pillars on which GatiShakti is based.
- Inauguration of new exhibition complex by PM Modi.
Prime Minister will launch PM GatiShakti on 13th October at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The focus of this GatiShakti project is to conclude departmental silos and to establish clean and holistic planning for stakeholders for various infrastructure projects.
After the effect, all departments can have knowledge and visibility to each other projects through a centralized portal. To create any infrastructure, India has suffered multiple issues for decades. There was a lack of coordination and knowledgeable communication between different Departments, for example, once a road was constructed, other departments or agencies dug up the constructed road again for activities like laying of underground cables, gas pipelines, etc. This not only caused great inconvenience but was also a wasteful expenditure.
To address this, Government took various efforts to minimize the gap between various departments. And now this GatiShakti will help to indulge and communicate with each other properly.
Some of the projects which will be backed by GatiShakti include 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).
PM GatiShakti is based on Six pillars, they are:
Prime Minister will also inaugurate the New Exhibition Complex (Exhibition Halls 2 to 5) at Pragati Maidan during the event. India Trade Promotion Organisation’s flagship event, India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2021 will also be held from November 14-27, 2021 in these new exhibition halls.
Union Ministers for Commerce, Road Transport and Highways, Railways, Civil Aviation, Shipping, Power, Petroleum and Natural Gas will also be present on the occasion.