Submitted on 22 February 2022
PM Gati Shakti - National Master Plan for Multi-modal Connectivity

PM Gati Shakti - National Master Plan for Multi-modal Connectivity

In a historic event for the infrastructure landscape of the country, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched PM GatiShakti - National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity, on 13th October, 2021.Instead of planning & designing separately in silos, the projects will be designed and executed through ‘PM Gati Shakti’ with a common vision. It incorporates the infrastructure schemes of various Ministries and State Governments like Bharatmala, Sagarmala, inland waterways, dry/land ports, UDAN etc. Economic Zones like textile clusters, pharmaceutical clusters, defence corridors, electronic parks, industrial corridors, fishing clusters, agri zones are covered to improve connectivity & make Indian businesses more competitive. It also leverage technology extensively including spatial planning tools with ISRO imagery developed by BiSAG-N (Bhaskaracharya National Institute for Space Applications and Geoinformatics).

PM GatiShakti is the result of Prime Minister’s constant endeavour to build Next Generation Infrastructure which improves Ease of Living as well as Ease of Doing Business. The multi-modal connectivity will provide integrated and seamless connectivity for movement of people, goods and services from one mode of transport to another. It will create multiple employment opportunities and give a boost to the economy. It will improve the global competitiveness of local products by cutting down the logistics costs and improving the supply chains, and also ensure proper linkages for local industry & consumers.


Projects of Cochin Port included in the Gati Shakti master plan.

(i) Development of Multi User Liquid Terminal (MULT) with a capacity to handle 4.10 MMTPA (Million Metric Tonne Per Annum) at a cost of ₹72.68-cr. The project is in the final stage, with the capital dredging work at the berth basin underway.

(ii) The Re-construction of South Coal Berth (SCB) with a capacity of 1.30 MMTPA, at an estimated cost of ₹19.19-cr. This berth will exclusively handle materials meant for FACT.


Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) & Operational Efficiency through Technology (OETT) - initiatives being carried out by Cochin Port.

a) Improved vessel scheduling and Simplified Port Clearance - done online through Port Operating System facilitating submission of all documents in electronic mode. Port clearance during the non-office hours is also facilitated.

b) Installation of RFID/QR code based access control system for improved gate turnaround.

c) ERP based online gang (crew for onboard and on shore work) and equipment allocation.

d) Drive through Container Scanner installed by Customs at ICTT in June, 2018. Radiation Portal Monitor installed at the Out Gate of ICTT in July, 2019.

e) Facilitation of DPE and DPD (Dec.2022 DPE - 99.18% and DPD-27.86%

f) Principal PGAs viz.FSSAI, Plant Quarantine, Animal Quarantine, Drug Controller, Textile Committee & Wild Life Bureau are operated within the Port premises/ or in the close vicinity of the Port.

g) Port Operating System integrated with PCS and mobile application

h) Regular customer outreach programme for dissemination of information to the stake holders on the initiative for Ease of Doing Business.