56th Network Planning Group meeting reviews six infrastructure projects worth Rs. 52,000 Crore

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The 56th Network Planning Group meeting under PM GatiShakti recently evaluated six project proposals, consisting of four projects under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and two projects from the Ministry of Railways (MoR). These projects collectively represent an investment of around Rs. 52,000 Crore. The meeting, presided over by Smt. Sumita Dawra, Special Secretary, Logistics, DPIIT, was conducted at the Yashobhoomi Convention Center in New Delhi, highlighting the government’s commitment to infrastructure development and efficient planning in line with the PM GatiShakti initiative.

  • This brings the total number of projects assessed by NPG to 112, with a cumulative value of about Rs. 11.53 Lakh Crore since the initiation of the PM GatiShakti approach.
  • MoRTH presented four road projects, including a Greenfield Road in Gujarat and Maharashtra, another Greenfield Road in Gujarat, a road project in Bihar for 4-laning the Patna-Arrah-Sasaram corridor under Bharatmala Pariyojna, and a road project in Uttar Pradesh for improving interstate connectivity among multiple states.
  • Two railway project proposals were assessed, including a Greenfield railway line project in Odisha connecting industrial and mineral clusters and another project for doubling railway lines in Kerala.
  • The projects aim to boost industrial development in aspirational and tribal districts and promote multimodal connectivity.
  • The meeting featured active participation from various government departments and ministries, highlighting the benefits of using the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (NMP) portal in project planning.
  • The digital survey-based planning process has led to cost and time savings, efficient alignment optimization, and better connectivity planning.
  • The projects emphasize integration with other transportation modes, supporting multi-modality and an area development approach for overall socio-economic upliftment of the region.
  • These initiatives align with the PM GatiShakti guidelines to facilitate seamless integration of diverse transportation modes and encourage multimodal connectivity for economic and social development.

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