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After JNPA & MbPA, New Mangalore Port Authority inagurates PM Gati Shakti Multimodal Maritime Summit 2022

According to the regulations of the Union Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways of the Government of India, PM Gati Shakti Multimodal Maritime Summit 2022 was inaugurated on 20th october, 2022 at the New Mangalore Port by Dr. A.V. Ramana, Chairman NMPA & MoPA, Shri Vinit Kumar, IRSEE, Chairman, Multimodal Connectivity Commitee for MoPSW, Shri KG Nath, Shri GP Rai & Shri Vikas Narwal, IAS, Dy. Chairman’s of NMPA, MgPA & CoPA.

Earlier on 19th October 2022, the best-performing port in India, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA), in collaboration with Mumbai Port Authority (MbPA), hosted the “PM Gati Shakti Multimodal Maritime Regional Summit 2022,” a two-day conference. The goal was to raise awareness of the “Gati Shakti- National Master Plan” for multimodal connectivity, which was introduced by the Indian Prime Minister in October 2021.

In the presence of Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPA, Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Dy. Chairman, JNPA, Rajiv Jalota, IAS, Chairman, MbPA, Adesh Titarmare, IAS, Dy. Chairman, MbPA, and other eminent dignitaries, the summit was launched by Dadaji Bhuse, Minister (Ports and Mining), GoM.

Dadaji Bhuse, Minister (Ports and Mining), GoM, in his address, while highlighting how the initiative of PM- Gati Shakti National Master Plan has played a vital role in developing India’s port sector and has proved beneficial for Maharashtra as well said, “The PM Gati Shakti plan, an infrastructural game changer, was started to help India achieve the USD 20 trillion economy dream by 2040. The initiative was launched for integrated infrastructure planning and synchronized project implementation across all concerned Central Ministries, Departments, and State Governments. the ‘PM Gati Shakti’ scheme will enable the state to emerge as a hub for Road, Port, and Airport connectivity, increasing the trade and economic prosperity in the state.”

“Gati Shakti will give additional strength and speed to the infrastructure pipeline by sharing resources and generating synergies toward building a more harmonised environment,” stated Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman of JNPA, in his speech.

In line with PM Gati Shakti, JNPA’s multi-modal connectivity makes a significant contribution because the port is a local and global extended gateway with seamless rail and road connectivity to the port, enhancing full access to the hinterland, creating flexibility and efficiencies among businesses, and connecting the movement of people, goods, and services.

Rajiv Jalota, IAS, Chairman, MbPA, spoke at the event and stated, “PM Gati Shakti is based on Six Pillars- Comprehensiveness, Prioritization, Optimization, Synchronization, Analytical and Dynamic. For the ministries of infrastructure and economy, the Gati Shakti National Master Plan will serve as a real-time decision-making tool. This will increase cost effectiveness and competitiveness, which will enhance the nation’s overall logistical efficiency.

The summit saw participation from a range of stakeholders in panel discussions and sessions on a variety of subjects, including “Breaking the silos” and “Creating synergy between departments,” “Data Management – Analytics & Utilization,” “Amrit kaal Vision 2047 of GatiShakti Convergence,” and “Outcome & Output of GatiShakti Initiatives.”

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