Praising the job done by his predecessor Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Coal and Railways Piyush Goyal claimed that Mumbai city was his priority in terms of scaling of railway infrastructure.
India’s first solar powered train was launched merely a month ago by former railway minister Suresh Prabhu. Only a month old, the solar train is under threats from villagers trying to steal the train’s solar panel.
Piyush Goyal today took charge of the Railway Ministry as his predecessor Suresh Prabhu has been shifted to Commerce and Industry Ministry.
Soon, you will be able to travel to Lonavala and Igatpuri in a train coach like that seen in European trains plying in the Swiss Alps.
Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu today rubbished the talk of his demotion in the Cabinet reshuffle, saying he looks at his new task as an opportunity to ensure rapid economic growth of the country.
NEW DELHI: Power minister Piyush Goyal, newly elevated to cabinet rank, was on Sunday given charge of the railway ministry.
Goyal replaces Suresh Prabhu who had offered to resign after a spate of train accidents in the last month.
Analysts said the BJP leadership felt Goyal has done a competent job in implementing reforms in the power and coal sectors.
Two MoUs have been signed in the course of the visit of the president of the Swiss confederation, Doris Leuthard, to India between Ministry of Railways and the Swiss confederation, said a government release.
Adding an erudite touch to train journeys, the railways ministry is looking at a proposal to rename trains after famous literary works, referencing not just their authors but the region they come from.
A railway committee is looking at cutting down red tape to ensure the speedy disposal of files and promote efficiency in the public sector behemoth, according to its draft report.
With the festive season around, a railway committee is mulling flexibility in ticket pricing for suburban railways based on demand and competing facilities.