Network Planning Group under PM Gati Shakti shows green flag to six infrastructure projects

The Network Planning Group (NPG) under the PM Gati Shakti initiative has approved six infrastructure projects including one by MNRE, three by the Ministry of Railways and two by the Ministry of Road, an official statement said on Wednesday.

The projects were examined and recommended by the NPG under PM Gati shakti at its 45th session.  The 45th session meeting was chaired by the Special Secretary (Logistics Division) DPIIT and saw active participation by senior officials from key member ministries and departments.

Ministry of commerce and industry said, that these projects will be developed in tandem with the PM Gati Shakti principles using the integrated and holistic approach.

Launched on October 13 last year, the PM Gati Shakti – National Master Plan aims to develop integrated infrastructure to reduce logistics costs.

One of the projects by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, which was examined by the NGP was an inter-state transmission system for renewable energy projects in Ladakh. This project can bring India much closer to its target of 500 GW capacity from non-fossil fuels by the year 2030.

Presented by the Ministry of Railways, was a project for city logistics for the Kanpur Anwarganj-Mandhana elevated rail track. The city-centric project will increase line capacity utilization for railways and improve the logistics activity in the region.

The construction of a rail bridge across the river Ganga in connection with the new railway line connecting Vikramshila- Katareah in Bihar was examined also examined and recommended by the NPG.

The project is about 40 km from Bhagalpur alongside a stream on the river Ganga. This project will provide connectivity to economic nodes of food grains, movement of cement to north Bihar and Northeast region, Eastern Coal Field, and increase in stone chips boulders, and other quarry products to five rakes a day.

Further, another project proposal was examined for doubling the Ajmer-Chittaurgarh railway line of 178.28 km. This project will predominantly serve the industrial and tribal belt, including Ajmer, Bhilwara, and Chittaurgarh districts in Rajasthan.

In addition to this, the NPG also examined and recommended two projects by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

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