‘Over 900 data layers of Central Ministries uploaded on PM Gati Shakti NMP’

Over 900 data layers of various Central Ministries and Departments have been uploaded on the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (NMP), as per the ministry of Commerce and Industry.

The Government launched PM Gati Shakti in October, 2021 for the development of multimodal connectivity infrastructure to various Economic Zones.

PM GatiShakti NMP is a technology enabled GIS platform to support data-based decision making for integrated planning, synchronised implementation, and project monitoring. “Since October, 2021, more than 900 data layers of concerned Central Ministries and Departments have been uploaded on the NMP. Individual portals with necessary data layers, customised tools and functionalities for all concerned Central Ministries and sState governments have been developed,” said the ministry.

Recently, the Ministry said that PM Gati Shakti is not a scheme, therefore no funds are allocated under it. However, the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has issued the guidelines for “Scheme for Special Assistance to States for Capital Investment for 2022-23” on 6 April 2022. Part-II of the Scheme is aimed at facilitating PM Gati Shakti related investment in the States. An amount of Rs 5,000 crore is earmarked for Part-II of the Scheme. States have been sensitised about the guidelines and are in the process of complying with necessary conditions for availing the funding under the scheme, added the ministry.

At present, 23 Ministries and Departments at Centre are part of PM Gati Shakti. These ministries include prominent ones like the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Road, Transport & Highways, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Ministry of Power and many others.

The PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan entails creation of a common umbrella platform with all infrastructure projects pertaining to various Ministries incorporated within a comprehensive database for efficient planning and implementation on a real-time basis.

Uploading of data (geo-coordinates of projects) by Ministries on the National Master Plan portal is intended to reduce duplication of efforts and promote adoption of integrated approach for planning of projects and their synchronised implementation.

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