NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled PM Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity on Wednesday.
Under the National Infrastructure Master Plan, 2 lakh route km of national highway network to be built by 2024-25, with all state capitals in North Eastern Region being connected.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister noted the auspicious day of Ashtami, the day of worshiping Shakti and said that on this auspicious occasion, speed of nation’s progress is also getting new Shakti.
He said that with the resolve of aatmanirbhar Bharat, the foundation of India for the next 25 years is being laid today.
He further stressed that the people of India, Indian industry, Indian business, Indian manufacturers, Indian farmers are at the center of this great campaign of Gati Shakti.
He added that the signage ‘work in progress’ became the symbol of lack of trust, He said progress requires speed, eagerness and collective efforts. Today’s, 21st century India, he said, is leaving behind old systems and practices.
“ Today’s mantra is -Work For Progress’, Wealth for Progress, Plan for progress, Preference for progress.”
He elaborated upon the steps taken to increase the speed of infrastructure development in India. He said that the first interstate natural gas pipeline in India was commissioned in 1987. After this, till 2014, i.e. in 27 years, a 15,000 km long natural gas pipeline was built. Today, work is going on for a more than 16,000 km long gas pipeline across the country. He added that this work is targeted to be completed in the next 5-6 years.
“This Masterplan will give impetus (Gati Shakti) to 21st century India,” the Prime Minister said.
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