The Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti National Master Plan is an ambitious project initiated by the Indian government to transform the country’s infrastructure. Unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 13, 2021, the Gati Shakti Yojana is a massive scheme worth Rs 100 lakh crore aimed at creating comprehensive infrastructure across India. Geospatial insights, as a key component of this initiative, are transforming road and highway development. To explore the potential of geospatial technology in infrastructure, the GeoSmart Infrastructure Conference is scheduled to be held on 22-23 August 2023 at Vivanta in Dwarka, New Delhi.
The PM Gati Shakti Yojana, a top priority for the Indian government, aims to streamline infrastructure projects and enhance coordination among different ministries. This national master plan focuses on creating world-class, modern infrastructure and logistics synergy across different modes of transportation for goods and people. By integrating the planning, financing, innovation, and technology aspects, the government aims to reduce delays and eliminate bottlenecks in infrastructure development.
Geospatial technology plays a crucial role in achieving the objectives of the Gati Shakti Yojana. By leveraging geospatial insights, planners and engineers can make informed decisions throughout the project lifecycle, leading to optimized road and highway development. The integration of geospatial technology brings accuracy, efficiency, and sustainability to infrastructure projects.
Planning and Design: Geospatial insights provide valuable data on terrain, land use, and existing infrastructure, enabling planners to assess different routes and optimize alignment. This helps in minimizing disruptions to ecosystems and communities while ensuring efficient connectivity.
Optimized Construction: Geospatial technology allows for precise surveying and monitoring of construction activities, ensuring adherence to planned specifications. Advanced techniques like LiDAR and GPS enhance accuracy and quality control during the construction phase.
Real-time Monitoring and Maintenance: Geospatial insights enable real-time monitoring of traffic flow, weather conditions, and structural integrity. This proactive approach helps in identifying potential issues and addressing them promptly, ensuring the safety and efficient operation of roads and highways.
Unlocking Economic Potential: The integration of geospatial insights in road and highway development under the PM Gati Shakti Yojana unlocks the economic potential of India’s transportation network. Improved connectivity facilitates the movement of goods, enhances trade, and boosts economic growth. Geospatial technology enables better logistics planning, route optimization, and resource allocation, making businesses more competitive.
To delve deeper into the transformative potential of geospatial technology in road and highway development under the Gati Shakti Yojana, the Geosmart Infrastructure Conference is being organized. This conference will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, researchers, and technology experts. The conference will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, technical sessions, and workshops, providing a platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and innovation.
Geospatial insights are transforming road and highway development under the Gati Shakti Yojana, facilitating a more connected, efficient, and sustainable infrastructure. The Geosmart Infrastructure Conference offers a unique opportunity to explore the immense potential of geospatial technology in transforming the Indian infrastructure landscape. By embracing geosmart infrastructure, India can pave the way for inclusive growth, improved quality of life, and enhanced economic opportunities for all its citizens.