Milestones in Infrastructure Development: Overview

Milestones in Infrastructure Development: Overview

Question: Good governance involves moving from core to next generation infrastructure. The NDA government has accomplished significant milestones in this regard. Discuss


• Dedicated scheme for 24/7 over in urban as well as rural areas totalling INR 1.09 lakh crore
• Impressive performance in coal output, transmission capacity and electricity generation
• Emphasis on national transmission grid and INR 1 lakh crore of projects being launched


• 36,000 km roads to be constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana which is 170% of set target
• Convenience through 300 electronic tolls, CCTV surveillance and GPS tracking of public transport


• Best ever performance of governance wherein 1983 km railway lines commissioned and 1375 km electrification done
• 6 new pilgrim trains started and Katra line opened for travel to Vaishno Devi
• More than 100 Adarsh stations , Wi-Fi, e-catering, CCTVs etc
Shipping and Aviation

• Sagarmala project launched for comprehensive port led development
• Highest annual capacity addition and augmentation in all major ports totalling 71 MTA
• Airports at Bikaner and Kadappa and near completion at Tirupati, Khujarahp and Chandigarh. More airports coming in other cities such as Hubli, Belgaum and Tejpur.

Facts and Stats

• Programmes worth INR 98,000 crore have been launched for smart cities and urban transformation

• Digital India envisages construction of digital infrastructure worth INR 1.13 lakh crore

• National Supercomputing Mission worth INR 45,000 has also been approved

• Major satellites have also been launched namely launch vehicle GSLV MkIII and aviation navigation system GAGAN
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