PM GATI SHAKTI SCHEME (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Economy)

News-CRUX-10     30th December 2023        

Context: The ministry of petroleum and natural gas plans to substantially reduce spending on the laying of gas pipelines by leveraging the extensive infrastructure data from the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (PMGS-NMP).

PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (PMGS-NMP)

  • About: It is a digital platform will bring 16 Ministries including Railways and Roadways together for integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects.
  • Launched: 13th October 2021 for providing multimodal connectivity infrastructure to various economic zones. 
  • Implementation: On 21st October 2021.
  • Focus Area: Railways, Roads, Ports, Waterways, Airports, Mass Transport and Logistics Infrastructure.
  • 6 pillars of the Plan: Comprehensiveness, Prioritisation, Optimization, Synchronisation, Analytical and Dnamic.

PM Gati Shakti Scheme

  • About: It is a multi-modal connectivity plan with the goal of coordinating infrastructure project planning and execution to reduce logistics costs.
  • Establishment: October 2021
  • Aim: It is the first National Infrastructure Masterplan. The National Master Plan for Multi-modal Connectivity is essentially a digital platform to bring 16 Ministries includes.