• Recently, the Minister of Finance presented the Union Budget
  • This section deals with proposals related to ‘PM GatiShakti’.
  • PM GatiShakti National Master Plan for Multi-Modal Connectivity, launched in October 2021, is an initiative aimed at coordinated planning and execution of infrastructure projects. The objective is to bring down logistics costs.
  • GatiShakti is a digital platform bringing development projects of 16 ministries, including railways and roadways, together for integrated planning and implementation.
  • When launched, the GatiShakti scheme subsumed the Rs 110 lakh crore National Infrastructure Pipeline announced in 2019.

Focus Area for Budget 2022-23:

  • Its scope will encompass the seven engines (Roads, Railways, Airports, Ports, Mass Transport, Waterways and Logistics Infrastructure).
  • It will also include the infrastructure developed by the state governments as per the GatiShakti Master Plan.
  • The touchstone of the Master Plan will be world-class modern infrastructure and logistics synergy among different modes of movement – both of people and goods – and location of projects.

Major Proposals for PM GatiShakti

  • PM GatiShakti Master Plan for Expressways will be formulated in 2022-23 to facilitate faster movement of people and goods.
  • National Highways network to be expanded by 25,000 km in 2022-23. Rs. 20,000 crore to be mobilized for the expansion.
  • The data exchange among all mode operators will be brought on Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP),designed for Application Programming Interface (API).
  • This will provide real time information to all stakeholders, lead to efficient movement of goods through different modes, and improve international competitiveness.
  • Open-source mobility stack, for organizing seamless travel of passengers will also be facilitated.
  • With technical support from the Capacity Building Commission, central ministries, state governments, and their infra-agencies will have their skills upgraded.
  • This will ramp up capacity in planning, design, financing (including innovative ways), and implementation management of the PM GatiShakti infrastructure projects.



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