NEW DELHI: The Network Planning Group (NPG) under PM GatiShakti at its 46th session examined and recommended four infrastructure projects related to railways. The meeting was chaired by the Special Secretary, Logistics Division, DPIIT, Ms Sumita Dawra and saw active participation of senior officials from key member ministries/departments. During the meeting four projects by Ministry of Railways received approval by the NPG.
These projects will be developed in tandem with the PM GatiShakti principles using the integrated and holistic approach. These projects will also provide multimodal connectivity, seamless movement of goods and passengers as well as increase logistics efficiency across the country.
The four projects include the construction of a broad-gauge double line between Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur in Rajasthan, a broad-gauge line between Junagarh to Nabarangpur station in Odisha, broad-gauge line between Anand Nagar Ghughuli via Maharajganj on Northeastern Railway in Uttar Pradesh and provision of automatic block signalling on freight dense high utilization network on Western Railway.
PM Gati Shakti—National Master Plan was launched in October 2021 with the aim to develop an integrated and planned infrastructure to reduce logistics costs. All logistics and connectivity infrastructure projects, entailing an investment of over Rs 500 crore, are routed through NPG.