PM Modi, in October 2021 launched a ₹100 lakh crore national master plan for multi-modal connectivity to develop infrastructure to reduce logistic costs and boost the economy.
It targets to cut logistic costs, increase cargo handling capacity and reduce the turnaround time.
A 20-member Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS), will be a monitoring mechanism for the development and implementation of the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (NMP).
The Cabinet Secretary will be its Chairperson.
The NPG will be supported by a technical support unit (TSU) located in the Logistics Division of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The CCEA has also approved formation, composition and terms of reference for Network Planning Group (NPG) consisting of heads of Network Planning wing of respective infrastructure ministries and it will assist the EGOS.
The PM GatiShakti NMP 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.