Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal reviewed
the progress achieved by Gati Shakti National Master Plan at a meeting with
senior officials from various line ministries in New Delhi.
Since its launch in October 2021, the Gati Shakti
National Master Plan has been a transformative approach towards integrated
planning and synchronized infrastructure project implementation. Adopting
a ‘whole of the government approach’, the National Master Plan has successfully incorporated more than 1900
GIS data layers for infrastructure mapping of different Ministries and
State Governments. In the last one year, the NMP has effectively expedited many
projects which had been previously stalled.
The Minister appreciated the progress made by central
Ministries and States in stepping up the usage of the National Master Plan,
especially to plan critical infrastructure. He also asked ministries to
prioritize the bridging of critical infrastructure gaps and focus on
development of regions of strategic importance, especially industrial clusters
that can act as drivers of economic growth.
The NMP Platform is now also being used by all Central Ministries and
State Governments for smoother planning process and sound decision making.
Over 250 infrastructure projects have been examined in
the last one year by using the National Master Plan and the Gati Shakti
These projects include many connectivity linkages of
rail, port, road, and last mile infrastructure projects for sectors such as
agriculture, food, steel, and coal.
During the meeting various Ministries made
presentations and deliberated their progress and achievements through the
National Master Plan platform.