Government plans to take PM Gati Shakti scheme International

The Indian government is planning to take the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (PMGS-NMP) global. PMGS-NMP is an integrated digital tool aimed at streamlining infrastructure planning processes for both developing and developed nations. Initially, the plan may be extended to neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka for cross-border infrastructure projects. Subsequently, a separate version tailored for overseas projects will be developed based on the domestic framework.

Officials reveal that countries interested in adopting the system may gain limited access to the PM Gati Shakti portal, allowing them to observe the progression of projects from conceptualization to execution.

The tool has already been showcased to various nations, including visits to Nepal and Bangladesh, presentations to countries in Central and Southeast Asia, and appearances at international conferences such as the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) and the G20 meeting in Delhi.

DPIIT Special Secretary Sumita Dawra highlights the tool’s appeal to private companies seeking faster project clearances. The PMGS-NMP, which digitizes land records for 13 states and four union territories, is expected to expedite project implementation by providing stakeholders easy access to crucial data.

The plan also aligns with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s directive to map various infrastructure projects under the PM Gati Shakti Scheme, covering industrial and defense corridors, PM Mitra Parks, and more. While the details of sharing the PM Gati Shakti tool internationally are yet to be finalized, it may involve adopting country-specific versions or developing similar tools in each country. Priority will be given to countries where India is already involved in project execution.

The PMGS-NMP not only integrates economic and infrastructural planning but also aligns with socio-economic development. To complement this, the National Logistics Policy was launched to address soft infrastructure and the logistics sector. Furthermore, the establishment of Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya in Vadodara aims to nurture top-tier talent for the transportation and logistics sectors.
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