Centre considers releasing GatiShaakti master plan in public domain

Source: The post is based on the article “Centre considers releasing GatiShaakti master plan in public domain” published in Business Standard on 7th July 2022.

What is the News?

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has said that the Centre is considering releasing the GatiShakti national master plan in the public domain.

At present, only state and central government ministries and departments can access the portal to execute infrastructure projects in a time-bound manner.

What is Gati Shakti?

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What are the benefits if the Gati Shakti portal is made public?

The Gati Shakti portal can help visualise the infrastructure development in various places across the country in a few clicks, empowering different stakeholders to use it to suit their needs.

For instance, the availability of prior area-specific information about the planned infrastructure will prevent small landholders from selling their holdings at a cheaper price to someone who has advanced information about an upcoming project.

For industry, Gati Shakti will make it quicker to visualize developed and underdeveloped areas and select areas for business accordingly. Currently, such information is stored in a scattered format in digital form in various departments.

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