Monday, January 31, 2022

Government Plan To Better Connectivity A Brahmastra: Aviation Minister

New Delhi: The multi-modal connectivity envisaged under "PM Gati Shakti" will be achieved if the Centre and all the 36 states and Union territories work together, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched "PM Gati Shakti - National Master Plan" on August 15 last year to develop multi-modal connectivity through integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects.

A total of 16 Union ministries, including the railways and the roadways ministries, have been brought under the plan.

"Gati Shakti is not a scheme, but it is an initiative, a foundation. But it will not be an exaggeration if I say that it is a 'brahmastra'," Mr Scindia said at an event.

It is a "brahmastra" (powerful weapon) that will take India to the destination that the country's forefathers dreamt about, he added.

Approximately 12-13 per cent of the country's GDP is spent on logistics currently, Mr Scindia noted.

A family is happy when every member carries out his duties, he said, adding that similarly, under Gati Shakti, 16 departments have been tied together so that each fulfills its responsibilities and uses resources judiciously to achieve its targets.

The National Master Plan will have a multiplier effect on the lives of people, the minister noted.

He said words like "gati" (speed) and "shakti" (strength) have been added to the country's dictionary after a gap of 70 years.

31/01/22 PTI/NDTV

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