To monitor the development and implementation of the newly launched PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan, the government of India on Monday constituted a 20-member empowered group of secretaries which will be led by the cabinet secretary.
The 100-lakh crore project is intended to break departmental silos and bring in more holistic and integrated planning and execution of projects to address the issues of multi-modal connectivity and last-mile connectivity.
As per the notification released by the commerce and industry ministry this 20-member group will set out procedure and definitive timeframe for synchronisation of various activities and oversee the construction of roads and rail, etc., along with all utility services in an area-based approach for development of infrastructure on a pilot basis.
The group of secretariats will also review and monitor the implementation of the plan to ascertain the logistics efficiency accruing; adopt framework and norms for undertaking any amendments in the plan; and coordinate for any changes in the projects already included in the plan, says the news agency PTI.
Furthermore, it said, the group will align various initiatives on the development of common integrated portal which serve the needs of all stakeholders; and issue appropriate directions for achieving the objectives and for compliance of guiding principles of the plan and in addressing demand side requirements of the ministries concerned.
The members of the group include secretaries of key ministries, including road, shipping, civil aviation, telecom, coal, mines, agriculture and expenditure. The chairman of the railway board is also a member.
The Union Cabinet had last month approved the Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti National Master Plan for providing multi-layered connectivity, which includes implementation, monitoring and support mechanism.