Project Monitoring Group (PMG) is an institutional mechanism for expedited resolution of issues and milestone-based monitoring of projects with investments upwards of INR 500 Crores. Apart from the periodic reviews held for timely issue resolution, PMG also undertakes site visits to different states to understand on-ground realities from the project implementing agencies. 

Key Milestones

Regional Workshops on PM GatiShakti National Master Plan: 

Regional Workshops on PM GatiShakti National Master Plan feature discussions with infrastructure Ministries/Departments at the Centre and State levels, focused on formulation, implementation, and monitoring of logistics policies, city logistics plans for urban development, wider adoption of PM GatiShakti, and resolution of issues through engagement with the Project Monitoring Group (PMG). In these workshops, detailed presentations were delivered on the PMG mechanism and the advantages that it offers for all stakeholders. The presentations also included case studies of specific projects wherein PMG has played an instrumental role in the resolution of critical issues. 

  • Northern Region Conference in Jammu and Kashmir
    • The 3rd PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (NMP) regional workshop for the Northern zone was organized under the chairmanship of the Special Secretary, Logistics Division, DPIIT, in Srinagar.
    • The regional workshop witnessed participation from senior government officials from States/UTs of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and Punjab. 
  • North East Region Conference in Assam
    • The 4th PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (NMP) Regional Workshop for the southern zone was organized under the chairmanship of the Special Secretary, Logistics Division, DPIIT, in Guwahati.
    • The regional workshop witnessed participation from senior government officials from Central Ministries/Departments including Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Department of Telecommunications, and NITI Aayog and Governments of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. 


  • Jammu and Kashmir: 
    • The PMG Team conducted a site visit to Jammu & Kashmir at the prestigious Jammu - Udhampur - Srinagar - Baramulla Rail Link (JUSBRL) Project (326 KM) and the 4L Ring Road/bypass around Srinagar city from km 0.000 to km 42.100 (Phase-I) to evaluate the progress of critical infrastructure development projects aiding swift multi-modal transportation in the UT. The JUSBRL project involves 38 Tunnels (with a combined length of 119 Km), the longest tunnel (T-49) having a length of 12.75 km is the country's longest transportation tunnel. 
    • The alignment of the rail project involves the construction of many bridges in highly rugged and mountainous terrains along the most complex Himalayan geology. PMG visited the iconic Chenab River Valley Bridge (111 Km), the highest rail bridge in the world, at 359m above the riverbed, an engineering marvel. The under-implementation road project will connect all major roads on the western side of Srinagar city leading to district headquarters like Pulwama, Srinagar, Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam and Ganderbal and other key destinations like Central University Kashmir.
    • PMG also conducted a training session for officers of Jammu & Kashmir’s districts and departments in lieu of the UT adopting State PMG to create a robust monitoring mechanism for all UT-sponsored infrastructure projects.
  • Assam: 
    • A site visit was conducted by PMG to observe the progress in the following two infrastructure projects:
    • MMLP, Jogighopa: Currently most of the cargo requirements of the Northeast Region (NER) are moving through Guwahati, which is the hub for all goods coming into the Northeast region. From Guwahati, these goods are distributed to different parts of NER based on the demand requirement. Jogighopa, located ~150 km from Guwahati, is a suitable location for the construction of a multimodal logistic park (MMLP) as it will ease the congestion at Guwahati. It is one of the 35 MMLPs being constructed across the country. PMG’s efforts have led to the grant of State Cabinet Approval for a MoU between NHIDCL and Ashok Paper Mills Ltd and grant of Environment Clearance (EC) by follow-ups with the State Forest Department for appointment of new SEIAA (State Environment Impact Assessment Authority) Committee. 
    • AIIMS, Guwahati: AIIMS Guwahati, an autonomous Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Health Health and Family Welfare – Government of India, was established under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY) in May 2017. The foundation stone was laid by Shri Narendra Modi on May 26, 2017. The main campus is being constructed in Changsari, Kamrup (Rural) District, Guwahati, spanning 189.2 acres across the institutional complex, hospital complex, hostels, and residential complex. PMG helped resolve the issue of electricity supply, earlier pending with Assam Electrical Grid Corporation Limited (AEGCL).

Review Meetings chaired by Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat

PMG facilitates the organization of review meetings chaired by the Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat. In the previous month, 03 review meetings were held for critical issue resolution among key infrastructure projects:

  • Tripura, Manipur, and Nagaland Review: In this meeting, 18 projects with 27 issues worth INR 1,30,343.56 Crores were reviewed. Important projects like the North-eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP) and Jiribam-Imphal new line project were reviewed with senior stakeholders from Central ministries to facilitate prompt project completion. 
  • Andhra Pradesh Review: In this review, 33 projects with 40 issues worth INR 1,94,121.83 Crores were reviewed. Visakh Refinery Modernization Project, Vijaywada-Gudur 3rd Line (287 kms), and Vizianagaram - Titlagarh 3rd line (264.6 Km), among other important projects were reviewed to ensure timely project completion and circumvent time and cost overruns.
  • Jharkhand Review: In this meeting, 34 projects in the State of Jharkhand with 77 issues worth INR 2,05,731.64 Crores were reviewed. Mega infrastructure projects like Jagdishpur - Haldia & Bokaro - Dhamra Pipeline Project (including Barauni Guwahati Pipeline Project), Expansion of Gua (Duargaiburu) Iron Ore Mine (10 MTPA), North Karanpura TPP (3 x 660 MW), and Patratu Thermal Power Station Expansion Project Phase-I (3x800 MW) were taken up for review to ensure expeditious issue resolution and avoid undue delays in project commissioning. 

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