Development of infrastructure in the country

Since 2014, when Narendra Modi embarked on his journey as Prime Minister of India to create a self-sufficient nation, where all sections of society have access to basic amenities, the speed and scale of development has become the mark of a new rising India. . Having largely succeeded in instilling a culture of efficiency, transparency, faster and smoother service delivery over the last mile, this government wanted to reach much greater heights with better coordination and synergies between the different Union Ministries and State Governments, with the motto “sabka sath, sabka vikas” and envisioning to make India a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25.

In 2021, the Prime Minister launched the “National PM Gati Shakti Master Plan”. The infrastructure sector was to be given greater ‘Shakti’ to build a new India. “With Aatmanirbhar Bharat’s resolve, the foundations of India for the next 25 years are laid……We have not only developed a working culture of completing projects on time, but we strive to complete projects in advance,” the Prime Minister said. said the minister. He also showed how India was determined to make rapid progress after battling the testing periods of the pandemic geopolitical crisis which disrupted all development activities in the country.

This master plan, as designed by the Prime Minister, aims to make India a developed nation within the next 25 years. It is essentially a digital platform that brings together 16 Union ministries, including the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, for integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects for progress. comprehensive and inclusive socio-economic in different parts of the country, especially all the aspirational districts, tribal belts, hill areas and the North East region.

In recent years, the government has given unprecedented attention to infrastructure through a holistic perspective. This has helped address past issues by institutionalizing holistic planning for stakeholders of major infrastructure projects. Instead of planning and designing separately in silos, projects will be designed and executed with a common vision on a single platform under this national master plan. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, pioneering the pace of building state-of-the-art multimodal infrastructure across the country, has made significant progress under this national master plan.

The Prime Minister would always add value and bring innovative ideas to my various cabinet presentations. He constantly monitors and, in the case of some of the most prestigious projects, even personally oversees progress and encourages all stakeholders, especially the workforce for their valuable input. One such event where Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation stone via video conference was the two road projects to improve connectivity with the temple city of Pandharpur in my home state of Maharashtra. He laid the foundation stone of four lanes of five sections of Shri Sant Dnyaneshawar Maharaj Palkhi Marg and three sections of Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Marg.

Seeing how he made a connection, he asked for three things as blessings from “my brothers Warkari” – trees along the driveways along the highways, provisions for drinking water at specific distances along the roads, and making of Pandharpur the cleanest pilgrimage site in India. The Prime Minister’s idea of ​​development has two important aspects: modernity associated with the rejuvenation of the cultural and civilizational heritage.

Our Bharatmala Pariyojana program is both a facilitator and beneficiary of other key PM initiatives such as Sagarmala, Dedicated Freight Corridors, National Logistics Policy and Industrial Corridors, UDAN-RCS, BharatNet, Digital India, Parvatmala and Make in India. The Bharatmala Pariyojana is an ambitious flagship program sponsored by the central government for the construction of new road projects across the country. Particular emphasis has been placed on providing connectivity to remote border and rural areas, including tribal and backward areas.

NHAI and NHIDCL are rapidly completing various Greenfield Expressways and 35 Multimodal Logistics Parks (MMLPs), as part of the Bharatmala Pariyojana. Some of the major highways and corridors being completed are Delhi – Mumbai Expressway, Ahmedabad – Dholera Expressway, Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, Bengaluru-Chennai Expressway, Ambala-Kotputli Expressway, Amritsar-Bhatinda-Jamnagar Expressway, Raipur-VZG Expressway , Hyderabad-VZG Expressway, Urban Extension Road-II, Chennai-Salem Expressway and Chittor-Thatchur Expressway.

Some of the major key infrastructure projects, which are at various stages of construction, include the prestigious Zojila and Z-morth tunnel which will link Srinagar and Leh. All of the unprecedented progress and development of road infrastructure and highways under my ministry would not have been possible without the capable and dynamic leadership and vision of our Prime Minister, who works tirelessly around the clock, and whose unwavering efforts and guidance have continually led to realize his vision of the new India. As our beloved and most adored Prime Minister turns 72 on September 17, we are all set to celebrate this day in a unique way by dedicating all the development and progress of my ministry in his honor on the day of his birthday.