Sanjay Murthy, the union education secretary, asked for the inclusion of the PM Gati Shakti project in academic curricula on Tuesday. “Academic institutions must now recognise the significance of this Government of India endeavour. Academic institutions have the ability to significantly influence change through the distribution of high-quality knowledge and pertinent research in the logistics and infrastructure sectors, “added Murthy.
The Education secretary was addressing an online workshop on “Leveraging Satellite communication, Geo-informatics, and Geospatial technology for urban planning and to promote multimodal logistics” organized by NITIE Mumbai in association with the Ministry of Education and Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics (BISAG-N).
“PM has emphasized on leveraging the capabilities of Gati Shakti platform by all the state governments to scale up their efficiency and economy. Gati Shakti is being talked about in business and infrastructure circles,” he said.
In October of last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a Rs 100 lakh crore national master plan for multi-modal connectivity, with the goal of building infrastructure to lower logistic costs and strengthen the economy. PM Gati Shakti seeks to improve turnaround times, boost capacity for handling freight, and reduce logistical expenses.