In order to improve logistics efficiency, reduce logistics cost, break inter-departmental silos in the country, a need has been felt to integrate planning and infrastructure development efforts across multiple agencies.
PM GatiShakti launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 13.10.21, is a response in that direction, which rests on the premise of a “whole of government approach”.
Significant work has been done in the past few years in planning and delivering pathbreaking improvements in ‘infrastructure reforms’ (National Rail Plan, Bharatmala, Sagarmala, etc.) and ‘process reforms’ (like goods and services tax/e-Sanchit/Risk based enforcements/faceless assessments, digital reforms) in all sectors. The logical next step - to look at ‘integration challenges’ pertaining to infrastructure and logistics networks in the country, is being realized through PM GatiShakti.
PM GatiShakti is a transformative approach for integrated and holistic planning across concerned Ministries/Departments to improve multimodal connectivity, logistics efficiency and address critical gaps for seamless movement of people, goods and services, with focus on minimizing disruptions and ensuring timely completion of works.
PM GatiShakti provides an integrated platform called National Master Plan where all the economic zones and their multimodal connectivity infrastructure are depicted, along with physical linkages to promote comprehensive and integrated multimodal national network of transportation and logistics to create efficiency gains and avenues for further developments, value addition and creating employment opportunities.