Edu Minister applauds National Master Plan for Multi Modal Connectivity

Summit Report

Gangtok, 28 Feb:

Minister, Education and Land Revenue Department, K. N. Lepcha accompanied by Secretary, Urban Development,M T Sherpa, and Secretary, Roads & Bridges,T P Shangderpa, attended one-day North-East Zonal Conference for PM Gati Shakti, National Master Plan for Multi Modal Connectivity on 28 Feb at Guwahati, a press release informs.

Minister, K. N. Lepcha in his address applauded the much-needed initiative of Government of India under the leadership of NarendraModi to bring better coordination in building seamless connectivity by launching a “National Master Plan for Multi Modal Connectivity” duly leveraging digital technology.

He added that such an initiative will surely help in promoting inter-ministerial co-ordination for better & faster outputs and prevent wasteful expenditure. Multiplicity of agencies involved in delivery of physical infrastructure has always plagued the Indian cities resulting in lack of planning & co-ordination.

For example, in the absence of coordination, once a road is constructed by one agency, other agencies dig up the already constructed road again for activities like laying of various utility services including underground cables, gas pipelines, etc. He expected that the present initiative of Government of India will bring positive change in this direction.

Further, he opined that the proposed mapping of existing and future connectivity infrastructure envisages shaping India into the business capital of the world and an integrated and seamless connectivity for movement from one mode of transport to another as envisioned by Gati Shakti has huge potential to revolutionise whole development process of our country. In his address he also drew the attention of the house about some of the constraints the State is plagued with, and measures adopted by the State to deal with the same under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister. He assured that Sikkim is fully geared up to support this national initiative and forge ahead in right direction.