Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal for States including the UT of Jammu and Kashmir was launched by Shri Ashwani Vaishnaw, the Union Minister for Communications, Electronics & IT and Railways
The launch of the Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal marks a paradigm shift in the manner of processing of Right of Way applications in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir .In sync with the vision of ‘Broadband for all’, the online processing of RoW applications though the portal would go a long way in imparting pace to the setting up of digital infrastructure in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
The development comes pursuant to a decision taken by Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, UT of Jammu & Kashmir in the State Broadband Committee meeting in January this year to integrate with the Centralized RoW portal.
As a follow up to that, the Department of Information Technology worked in close coordination with the Department of Telecommunication ,GoI and districts of UT Jammu & Kashmir to ensure customization and integration with the Centralized RoW portal, it being a collaborative institutional mechanism between all the stakeholders including Central and State Government, Local bodies, and Service Providers to facilitate Right of Way applications process through single interface.
With the launch of Gati Shakti Sanchar Portal, all applications with regard to Road cutting / RoW Permission shall mandatorily be processed online in a time frame manner and there shall be no need for the agencies / stakeholders to visit multiple offices of different road owning agencies, with varied documentation requirements and multiple rates adopted by the agencies sometimes with no time limit specified for disposal.
The users may utilize the online application for obtaining approval in a hassle-free way as the said portal provides end to end digization process and approvals facilities i.e. from online submission of application along with uploading of required documents, remittance of fee and downloading of the final signed approval certificate. This would bring about greater accountability and transparency in the processing of RoW applications within stipulated timelines.