Ministry of Roads completes 1,41,190 km of NH as of March 31

The Ministry of Road Transport has completed 1,41,190 kilometers of national highways as of March 31 this year against the set target of 2 lakh km for 2024-2025, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced on Thursday.

Similarly, the Ministry of Petroleum completed the laying of a 20,000 km gas pipeline out of 34,500 km targeted for the same period and the Ministry of Electricity also exceeded its transmission network laying target of 4,54,200 km. km until the end of March 2022.

Ministerial progress on these projects was discussed at a review meeting on Prime Minister GatiShakti on April 13. It was chaired by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Piyush Goyal.

The National PM GatiShakti Master Plan (NMP) is an integrated plan outlining all the existing and proposed development initiatives of the different Ministries/Departments for better synergy.

”During a presentation by the Special Secretary, Division of Logistics, DPIIT (Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade), the ministry’s progress on the targets set under PM GatiShakti was discussed. . The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has completed 1,41,190 km of national roads as of March 31, 2022 against the set target of 2,00,000 km for 2024-25,’ he said.

The Department of Telecommunications created the OFC (Optical Fiber Cable) network of 33,00,997 km on March 31, 2022 against the target set of 50,000,000 km for 2024-25.

He added that an integrated multimodal network planning group (NPG) has been operationalized with representation from various connectivity infrastructure ministries/departments involving their network planning division heads for unified planning and integration of proposals and to help the authorized group of secretaries.

“The states have been integrated and the institutional structure has also been formed in the states to streamline and demonstrate the concept of Prime Minister GatiShakti,” the ministry said.

The Empowered Group of Secretaries has been established in 25 States, the NPG is functional in nine States and the Technical Support Unit has been established in six States.

“The benefits and impact on the ground of the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan Portal were also illustrated. Various Ministries/Departments and State Governments have started using this portal for integration and synchronization of implementation efforts, cost and time optimization at the planning stage of infrastructure projects,” said he added.

The meeting was attended by Chairman of the Board of Railways VK Tripathi; Secretary at the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sanjeev Ranjan; Civil Aviation Secretary Rajiv Bansal; DPIIT Secretary Anurag Jain and senior officials from all other infrastructure ministries.

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