NEW DELHI: The Centre will soon unveil a Rs 100 lakh crore PM Gati Shakti, a national master plan to develop infrastructure in the country and create new jobs for the youth and help make the country’s manufacturing sector globally competitive, PM Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day speech on Sunday.
“Along with modern infrastructure, there is a great need for adopting a holistic and integrated approach in infrastructure construction. Gati Shakti will be a National Infrastructure Master Plan for our country which will lay the foundation of holistic infrastructurey,” he said.
He said right now, there is no coordination between various means of transport and Gati Shakti will break the silos, and will remove all these obstacles.
“This will reduce common man’s travel time and productivity of our industry will also increase. Gati Shakti will also go a long way in making our local manufacturers globally competitive and will develop new possibilities for the creation of future economic zones. In this decade, the power of speed will form the basis of India’s transformation.” said Modi.
“India will have to increase its manufacturing and exports,” said the PM.
He cited the example of INS Vikrant. “Today India is making its own indigenous fighter aircraft, own submarine. Gaganyaan is slated to hoist India’s flag in space. This is evidence of our immense capabilities in indigenous manufacturing,” he said.