Ever since Narendra Modi began his journey as the country’s Prime Minister in 2014 with the goal of making India a self-reliant nation, an incredible increase in the pace of development has become the hallmark of a newly emerging India. Having been largely successful in establishing a culture of speedy and ‘last mile delivery’ of basic services, bringing transparency in the governance system, eradicating corruption and streamlining the system, the Narendra Modi government has worked with ‘Sabka Saath’. has been The concept of ‘Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Ardas’. Aiming to achieve the goal of making India a 5 trillion dollar economy by the year 2024-25, our government from the very beginning wanted to scale greater heights with better coordination and coordination between various central ministries and state governments.
Power of motion
Taking a new experiment in this direction, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti Rashtriya Master Plan’ in 2021. Its main objective was to further ‘power’ the ‘pace’ of the infrastructure sector to build a ‘New India’. At the launch of the ‘Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti National Master Plan’, the Prime Minister had said, ‘With the concept of self-reliant India, the foundation of India is being laid for the next 25 years… developed culture but premature projects. Tried to complete It also showed how India has been determined to make rapid progress after battling the difficult times of the pandemic and geopolitical crisis that have disrupted all development activities.
The master plan envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to make India a developed country in the next 25 years. Basically it is a digital platform that brings together 16 different Union Ministries including my Ministry – Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. OBJECTIVE To collectively work on an integrated program of infrastructure and connectivity to ensure all-round and inclusive socio-economic progress in various parts of the country, particularly all aspirational districts, tribal areas, hilly areas and the North-East. Emphasis is to be laid so that development plans can be completed on time by removing all obstacles in the way.
Over the past few years, the Narendra Modi government has ensured focus on infrastructure development at an unprecedented level by adopting a holistic approach. This has helped in removing all the hurdles in the implementation of major infrastructure projects. Instead of making individual plans and designs under this national master plan, projects are now being implemented as a whole, due to which there has been a huge acceleration in development plans.
Before many of my presentations to the Cabinet, the Prime Minister gives some innovative ideas and adds value. He constantly reviews the plans and also monitors the progress of some projects. He always encourages engineers, all stakeholders and employees involved in projects for their invaluable contribution. In one such event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of two road projects through video conferencing, aimed at improving connectivity to Pandharpur, a city known as the Temple City in my home state of Maharashtra. He also laid the foundation stone for four-laning of five sections of Sri Sant Gyaneshwar Maharaj Palki Marg (NH-965) and three sections of Sri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palki Marg (NH-965G). Dedicated routes for ‘palanquins’ are being constructed on both sides of national highways so that pilgrims do not face any kind of problem.
You will be surprised to see how the Prime Minister maintains a smooth relationship with the common people. He sought three things as blessings from my ‘Warkari brothers’ – trees along the roads along the highways, provision of drinking water at certain distances along the roads and making Pandharpur the highest in India. The goal is to create a clean pilgrimage site.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of development has two important aspects – revival of cultural and civilizational heritage with modernity. Our Bharatmala Yojana is complementary and complementary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s other flagship initiatives like Sagarmala, Dedicated Mall Corridor, Industrial Corridor, UDAN-RCS, BharatNet, Digital India, Parvatmala and Make in India. Some of the major expressways and corridors under rapid construction are Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, Ahmedabad-Dholera Expressway, Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, Bangalore-Chennai Expressway, Ambala-Kotputli Expressway, Amritsar-Bathinda-Jamnagar. Expressway, Raipur-VZG Expressway, Hyderabad-VZG Expressway, UER II, Chennai-Salem Expressway and Chittor-Thachur Expressway. Some major infrastructure projects like Zojila Tunnel (Ladakh) and Z-Morth connecting Srinagar to Leh are under construction.
Towards ‘New India’
All the extraordinary progress and development of road and highway infrastructure under my ministry would not have been possible without the able and dynamic leadership and vision of our honorable Prime Minister, who works tirelessly, tirelessly for the development of the country. With their continuous efforts and continuous guidance, we are always motivated to realize the creation of ‘New India’. Our beloved and beloved Prime Minister turns 72 today, so we are celebrating this day in a different way by dedicating all aspects of development and progress of our ministry in his honour.
(The author is the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways)
Disclaimer: The views expressed above are those of the author.