Maharashtra has accelerated the implementation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious “PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (NMP)” initiative, which aims to build the nation’s infrastructure. A green-field road project in Gujarat and Maharashtra that spans the districts of Navsari, Nashik, and Ahmednagar is one of the six additional projects approved under the GatiShakti plan in September of this year. The Maharashtra government is moving quickly to coordinate with the central authorities and specialists in order to guarantee that the Maharashtra portion of the project is finished on schedule. It is doing this by mobilizing its team of knowledgeable and experienced officers in the War Room.
On the project, the Maharashtra authorities are effectively collaborating with their Gujarati counterparts. A contract to create a comprehensive report for the green field stretch between Surat and Ahmednagar via Nashik has been granted, according to an NHAI official. The Central teams are receiving assistance with planning and report preparation from the Maharashtra War Room for Infrastructure Projects. The IAS official from the 1995 batch, Radheshyam Mopalwar, is crucial to this. The War Room expedites the green-field portion of the PM GatiShakti project thanks to Mopalwar’s administrative prowess and mastery of several elements that are necessary for the effective completion of expressway projects.
In a recent meeting, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde discussed the project’s development and received reports from Mopalwar. Once the project’s land acquisition phase begins, Mopalwar will be relied upon by both the state and federal governments. Similar exercises in the past, especially the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Mahamarg, which he led and a significant portion of which has already been committed to the public, shown Mopalwar’s mettle. Officials from the government anticipate that the land acquisition procedure for the green field stretch under PM GatiShakti would be difficult and challenging. War Room DG Mopalwar has the confidence of Chief Minister Shinde and Dy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to overcome these obstacles.
In fact, according to PM Modi, the Maharashtra government is one of the states where GatiShakti projects are expected to be finished on schedule. In Maharashtra, the project has already started, with daily project reviews and discussions taking place in War Room. By offering simple and convenient connection, the Surat-Ahmednagar segment of the green field project under PM GatiShakti is anticipated to support the general socio-economic development of tribal and backward areas like Navsari, Valsad, and Nashik. According to central government authorities, the length would link aspirational areas like Osmanabad in Maharashtra and boost the region’s tourist industry.
The Shinde-Fadnavis administration is making every effort to see that the project is completed as soon as feasible since it is expected to boost Maharashtra’s economy. According to Maharashtra’s past reputation, the first procedures, such planning and land acquisition, would be completed quickly.
Six more infrastructure projects totaling?51,700 crore were authorized by the government in September as part of the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (NMP). Six project proposals were approved during the 56th meeting of the Network Planning Group (NPG), which was presided over by Prime Minister Gati Shakthi. Of these, two projects valued at?6,700 crore and four connected to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) were approved. The Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGOS), the Network Planning Group (NPG), and the Technical Support Unit (TSU) are the three-tier institutional system that the union cabinet adopted on October 21, 2021, to carry out the PM GatiShakti NMP. Additionally, the states will assist the federal government in putting multimodal connectivity into place, keeping an eye on it, and supporting it.
It is reported that Mopalwar and other War Room members have collected every information of the Surat-Ahmednagar green field region. They will communicate with the central authorities about this and continue to provide updates to the NHAI. The War Room would provide a thorough understanding of how the length may help the rural populace in a manner similar to that of the Samruddhi Mahamarg, which PM Modi also commended while opening its first phase, which spans over 480 km.
Given that the goal of the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan is to modernize the country’s infrastructure, it is also rumored that central government officials are researching road connectivity projects in Maharashtra, like Samruddhi Mahamarg, in order to comprehend the specifics of the section that will cross through Maharashtra regions. PM Modi introduced the Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti (PMGS) program on October 13, 2021, with the intention of removing interministerial silos and tangles and promoting collaboration and integration in order to expedite project delivery. It is anticipated that the plan would facilitate the implementation of projects around the country and promote cooperation between the many ministries involved in these initiatives.