New Delhi: The Network Planning Group (NPG) under the PM Gati Shakti initiative has approved four infrastructure projects related to railways, an official statement said on Friday. In October 2021, PM Gati Shakti - National Master Plan was launched with the aim to develop an integrated and planned infrastructure to reduce logistics costs. All logistics and connectivity infrastructure projects, entailing an investment of over Rs 500 crore, are routed through NPG.
"NPG under PM Gati Shakti at its 46th session examined and recommended four infrastructure projects," the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said, adding that these projects will be developed in tandem with PM Gati Shakti principles using the integrated and holistic approach.
These projects will also provide multimodal connectivity, seamless movement of goods and passengers, it said.
The four projects are construction of a broad-gauge double line between Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur in Rajasthan, a broad-gauge line between Junagarh to Nabarangpur station in Odisha, a broad-gauge line between Anand Nagar Ghughuli via Maharajganj on Northeastern Railway in Uttar Pradesh and provision of automatic block signaling on freight-dense, high-utilisation network on Western Railway.