The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for validating the National Highway (NH) network and other logistics and related infrastructure projects on the PM GatiShakti portal has been released by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). The PM GatiShakti National Master Plan (NMP) site must be updated and validated by January 31 according to the memorandum, which was released on Monday.
The directive states that "the field officers of the Roads Wing, NHAI, NHIDCL, and BRO shall have to quickly assess the network available on the portal based on actual/GIS-based surveys in terms of KMZ/KML files."
Additionally, it states that MoRTH has released the GIS mapping to the PM GatiShakti NMP portal and mapped about 1,41,000 kilometers of the national highway system. Of this, around 69%, or 97,800 km, of the NHs network have been put to the site by field units of Roads Wings, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), and National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL). Additionally, Regional executives of MORTH were given permission on October 14, 2022, to hire the survey company to create the alignment file for the next NH network, according to the statement.
On October 21, 2021, the Union Cabinet approved the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan for multimodal connectivity to economic zones. It is a significant advancement toward India's lofty objective of becoming a United State (US) 5 trillion economy.
Everything would be connected under the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan, including numerous ministries and departments, roadways, trains, and industries including agriculture and aviation. Every major project has a technological platform in place to ensure that all departments receive correct information on time.