The projects were designed and executed with a common vision.
But why was Gati Shakti necessary?
Traditionally, there was a lack of coordination between different Departments.
For example, once a road was constructed, other agencies dug up the constructed road again for activities like laying underground cables, gas pipelines, etc.
This not only caused great inconvenience but was also a wasteful expenditure.
To address this, efforts were made to increase coordination so that all cables, pipelines, etc. could be laid simultaneously.
Steps have also been taken to address other issues like the time-consuming approval process, multiplicity of regulatory clearances, etc.
In the last few years, the govt. has ensured an unprecedented focus on infrastructure through a holistic outlook.
This helps to address the past issues through institutionalizing holistic planning for stakeholders for major infrastructure projects.
Instead of planning and designing separately in silos, the projects will be designed and executed with a common vision.
By 2024, 101 projects worth ₹62,627 crores have been identified for implementation Under the PM Gati Shakti National Masterplan.
Further, 6 projects worth ₹3,036 crores are already completed and 12 projects are targeted to be completed in 2022.
Authored by Akhilesh Srivastava
NHEV Knowledge Group Member | World Economic Forum | IT Advisor to Government of Uttarakhand