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GATI SHAKTI SCHEME LAUNCHED

GATI SHAKTI SCHEME LAUNCHED

Context:

Recently, the Indian government introduced the outstanding Gati Shakti program or the National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity plan. It is launched with the aim of planning and implementing infrastructure projects to reduce administrative costs.

Aim of the Scheme:

  • To ensure joint planning and implementation of infrastructure projects over the next 4 years, with a focus on accelerating operations, saving costs and creating jobs.

About the Scheme:

  • The scheme will subsume the Rs 110 lakh crore National Infrastructure Pipeline that was launched in 2019.
  • In addition to reducing operating costs, the program also aims to increase cargo handling capacity and reduce port conversion time to increase trade.
  • It also aims to have 11 industrial roads and two new defence corridors - one in Tamil Nadu and the other in Uttar Pradesh. Expanding 4G connections across all regions is another goal.
  • It is planned to install 17,000 kilometres in the pipeline network.
  • It will assist in achieving the government's ambitions of 2024-25, including extending the length of the national road network to 2 lakh kilometres, the construction of more than 200 new airports, heliports and water aerodromes.

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