PM Gati Shakti's Network Planning Group reviews five infrastructure projects

The key outcomes of the evaluation exercise were discussed to improve connectivity with various economic/Social nodes, and multi-modal infrastructure.

PM Gati Shakti's Network Planning Group reviews five infrastructure projects

The 65th meeting of the Network Planning Group [NPG] was held in New Delhi under the mapping or planning of PM Gati Shakti's integrated National Master Plan. 

The key outcomes of the evaluation exercise were discussed to improve connectivity with various economic/Social nodes, and multi-modal infrastructure.

The projects discussed are summarized below:

MoRTH: Highway projects in Goa, Meghalaya, and Assam- The projects from the road ministry consist of a four-lane building of a 45km stretch of NH-66 in the state of Goa, and development cum upgradation of Mawlyngkhung-Panchgram road from 2-Lane to 4-Lane in the state of Meghalaya and Assam including Greenfield stretch of 118km and brownfield stretch of 43km. The projects will induce to benefit of reduction in logistics cost, reduction in traffic congestion, and increase in average speed of traffic.

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MoR: Construction of Rail-over-Rail bulb line in Bihar- The construction of the ROR bulb line at Nabinagar of approx 17.49km in Aurangabad district of Bihar would result in grade separation of two railway lines leading to reduced detention of trains, decline in transit time, increase in logistics efficiency of coal movement to Nabinagar power plant.

MoHUA: Urban metro transit projects in Bangalore and Delhi/NCR- The two urban transit metro corridor projects from Ministry of Housing Affairs includes Rithala-Bawana-Narela-Kundali [Haryana] Metro Corridor of DMRC in the NCR region and Phase-3 of Bangalore Metro Rail Project of 44.65km with 2 corridors from JP Nagar to Kempapura along ORR and Hosahalli to Kadabagere along Magadi road. The NPG suggested the project proponents plan for adequate transition infrastructure where the inter-modal interface is involved.

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The projects are estimated to play a crucial role in nation-building by integrating various modes of transport, offering substantial socio-economic benefits, and will contribute to the overall development of the regions.

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