Piyush Goyal

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  • Train derailment: Rs. 5 lakh ex gratia for kin of victims

    Train derailment: Rs. 5 lakh ex gratia for kin of victims

    The Railway Ministry on Friday announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of those dead in the the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailment in Uttar Pradesh and Rs 1 lakh for those with grievous injuries. Railway Minister......

    November 24, 2017
  • Vasco Da Gama express derailment: 3 dead, 9 injured; Goyal orders probe

    Vasco Da Gama express derailment: 3 dead, 9 injured; Goyal orders probe

    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday ordered a probe into the derailment of 13 coaches of the Patna-Vasco Da Gama express and condoled the deaths of three passengers in the tragic accident in Uttar Pradesh's Manikpur. "Immediate rescue and relief operations......

    November 24, 2017
  • Not looking for huge funds in next Budget: Railways Minister

    Not looking for huge funds in next Budget: Railways Minister

    Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Railways does not need huge funds in the next Union Budget as it will focus on monetising its own assets. "Earlier, I had suggested that Railways in the coming days would not......

    November 21, 2017
  • Will phase out diesel locomotive in five years: Piyush Goyal

    Will phase out diesel locomotive in five years: Piyush Goyal

    Coal and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will completely phase out diesel locomotives in the next five years and will switch to electric locomotives with the focus on increasing speed. "We have planned to switch......

    November 21, 2017
  • Decision on Parliament's Winter Session soon: Piyush Goyal

    Decision on Parliament's Winter Session soon: Piyush Goyal

    The Narendra Modi government is not running away from facing Parliament and it would soon take a call on holding the Winter Session, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday. "I don't think there is any situation to run away......

    November 17, 2017
  • Told officials to not let trains pass when work is on: Goyal

    Told officials to not let trains pass when work is on: Goyal

    Asserting that renewal of railway tracks is a necessity for safety of passengers, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said he has asked his officers to not allow any train to pass when track maintenance work is on. "Replacing old......

    November 14, 2017
  • Skewed 'solution'

    Skewed 'solution'

    There may be little need to be overly-detained by the slugfest erupting from the decision to have the Army raise three foot over-bridges on Mumbai’s suburban railway network, yet there can be no denying the “political” nature of that decision.......

    November 2, 2017
  • '40 pc seats on Mumbai-Ahmedabad trains go vacant'

    '40 pc seats on Mumbai-Ahmedabad trains go vacant'

    As the Narendra Modi government proceeds with the grandiose plans for a Bullet Train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, an RTI query has revealed that over 40 percent of seats on all the trains on this sector go vacant causing huge......

    October 31, 2017
  • Indian Army to help build FOB at Elphinstone railway station

    Indian Army to help build FOB at Elphinstone railway station

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said that the Army’s engineering wing will help build a new foot over-bridge (FOB) at the Elphinstone railway station. Maharshtra CM made the announcement after he, along with Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, visited......

    October 31, 2017
  • Scores of trains reel under rescheduling, delay or cancellation

    Scores of trains reel under rescheduling, delay or cancellation

    The Railways Ministry recently announced that it will soon slash the running time of over 500 long distance trains by up to two hours. The new Railways Minister Piyush Goyal had earlier proposed to increase the speed of about 700......

    October 31, 2017
  • Arun Jaitley heads panel to oversee PSB mergers

    Arun Jaitley heads panel to oversee PSB mergers

    An inter-ministerial committee headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to oversee the merger of public sector banks (PSBs) was constituted on Monday, following the recent government announcement of a massive recapitalisation plan for public sector lenders. "Govt walks the talk......

    October 30, 2017
  • Railways investing Rs 3,500 crore in Jharkhand

    Railways investing Rs 3,500 crore in Jharkhand

    Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said the Railways was investing Rs 3,500 crore in Jharkhand in the current financial year. Inaugurating a three-day Global Mining Submit here, Goyal said Jharkhand was on the path of development and Chief......

    October 30, 2017
  • Over Rs 50,000 crore spent on rail safety till August 31

    Over Rs 50,000 crore spent on rail safety till August 31

    The government on Tuesday said it has spent over Rs 50,000 crore out of a total outlay of Rs 1.31 lakh crore on rail safety in this fiscal. The government has planned a capital expenditure outlay of Rs 131,000 crore......

    October 24, 2017