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Cabinet approves GatiShakti National Master Plan

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Cabinet approves GatiShakti National Master Plan

The Union Cabinet approved the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan on Thursday, including implementation, monitoring and support mechanisms to provide multi-modal connectivity.

On October 13, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a national multimodal transport master plan costing 1 billion rupees to develop infrastructure to reduce logistics costs and promote economic development. It aims to reduce logistics costs, improve cargo handling capacity and shorten turnaround time. An Empowered Secretary Group (EGoS) will be formed with cabinet secretaries and 18 ministerial secretaries as members.

Federal Minister Anurag Thakur introduced the decision to the media and stated that a multi-modal network planning group (NPG) will be formed by representatives of the heads of the network planning departments of various ministries and commissions. NPG will be supported by the Technical Support Unit (TSU) located in the Logistics Department of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. TSU will have domain experts from various infrastructure sectors, such as aviation, shipping, public transportation, railways, highways and highways, ports, power, pipelines, GIS, ICT, financial/market PPP, logistics, data analysis, etc. The task of EGOS is to review and supervise the implementation of PM GatiShakti NMP to ensure logistics efficiency.

News Source : News18

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