PM Gati Shakti

PM Gati Shakti

PM Gati Shakti

About the Scheme

  • Aim: PM Gati Shakti scheme aims to ensure integrated planning and implementation of infrastructure projects in the next four years, with a focus on expediting works on the ground, saving costs, and creating jobs.
  • The PM Gati Shakti scheme will subsume the Rs 110 lakh crore National Infrastructure Pipeline that was launched in 2019.
  • Besides cutting logistics costs, the scheme is also aimed at increasing cargo handling capacity and reducing the turnaround time at ports to boost trade.
  • It also aims to have 11 industrial corridors and two new defense corridors – one in Tamil Nadu and the other in Uttar Pradesh. Extending 4G connectivity to all villages is another aim. Adding 17,000 km to the gas pipeline network is being planned.
  • It will help in fulfilling the ambitious targets set by the government for 2024-25, including expanding the length of the national highway network to 2 lakh km and creating more than 200 new airports, heliports, and water aerodromes.

Integrated Approach:

It intends to bring together 16 infrastructure related Ministries.

  • This will help in removing long-standing issues such as disjointed planning, lack of standardization, problems with clearances, and timely creation and utilization of infrastructure capacities.
  • Gati Shakti Digital Platform: It involves the creation of a common umbrella platform through which infrastructure projects can be planned and implemented in an efficacious manner by way of coordination between various ministries/departments on a real-time basis.

 Targets to be achieved under Gati Shakti

  • 11 industrial corridors and two new defense corridors in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh
  • 4G connectivity in all villages
  • Increasing renewable energy capacity to 225 GW from 87.7 GW
  • Expanding the national highway network to 2 lakh km
  • Increasing length of transmission network to 4,54,200 circuit km
  • Creation of 220 new airports, heliports, and water aerodromes
  • Increasing cargo handling capacity of railways to 1,600 million tons from 1210 million tons
  • Adding 17,000 km to the gas pipeline network
  • 202 fishing clusters/harbors/landing centers and more
PM Gati Shakti


Institutional infrastructure:

The Centre’s support in creating an institutional framework in a time-bound manner and implementation of projects under the PM Gati Shakti national master plan for multimodal connectivity will give a boost to the overall infrastructure of the country.

Ease of Living: 

  • Endeavor to build Next Generation Infrastructure which improves Ease of Living as well as Ease of Doing Business. 
  • The multi-modal connectivity will provide integrated and seamless connectivity for the movement of people, goods, and services from one mode of transport to another. 
  • It will facilitate the last-mile connectivity of infrastructure and also reduce travel time for people.

Information help with investing: 

  • PM Gati Shakti will provide the public and business community with information regarding upcoming connectivity projects, other business hubs, industrial areas, and the surrounding environment. 
  • This will enable the investors to plan their businesses at suitable locations leading to enhanced synergies. 

Utilisation of resources : 

  • It will create multiple employment opportunities and give a boost to the economy. 
  • PM Gati Shakti will also lead to optimum utilization of the country’s resources as everyone will be able to make their plan with complete information. ‘Infrastructure-based development’ will lead to an extraordinary increase in the strength of India’s economy, creating many new possibilities for employment.

Improved competitiveness:

It will improve the global competitiveness of local products by cutting down the logistics costs and improving the supply chains, and also ensure proper linkages for local industry & consumers.

Reduce turnaround time:

Besides cutting logistics costs, the scheme is also aimed at increasing cargo handling capacity and reducing the turnaround time at ports to boost trade.


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Related Links:

PM Gram Sadak YojanaPradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY)
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana (PMSY)