Gujarat becomes first state to launch Gati Shakti Portal

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Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel launched the Gati Shakti Portal on 6 October and said that Gujarat is the first state in India to have launched Gati Shakti Port at the state level.

Important facts

  • In order to rapidly expand the Internet service, the Gati Shakti Portal started by the Central Government was also started by the Gujarat Government.

  • This portal has been started based on the guidance and guidelines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • The portal has been developed by Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board in collaboration with Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics.

  • The portal will provide ease of doing business to the investors by bringing more transparency in governance. This will save time, money and logistics cost.

  • It will integrate more than 500 layers of data from 21 state government departments and 52 sub-departments.

  • Portal focuses on the speedy execution of infrastructure projects in the state.

  • The main objective of this portal is to reduce red tapism. 

  • With the help of this, infrastructure projects will be accelerated.

PM Gati-Shakti Scheme 

  • Gati Shakti Yojana or 'National Master Plan for Multi-Modal Connectivity Plan' was launched on 13 October 2021 for coordinated and execution of infrastructure projects to reduce logistics cost.

  • It is a digital platform that will bring together 16 Ministries including Railways and Roadways for integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects.

  • This will help in overcoming long-standing issues such as inconsistent planning, lack of standardisation, problems related to clearances, and timely construction and utilization of infrastructure capabilities.

  • This platform aims to prevent overlapping of works by addressing the issue of government departments working in tandem.

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