Railway Minister

Bullet train will help Indian Railways become international leaders: Goyal

Bullet train will help Indian Railways become international leaders: Goyal

The minister was responding to questions on Quora

Nov 14, 2017, 10:20 AM IST
Rail ecosystem can create 10 lakh jobs in a year: Piyush Goyal

Rail ecosystem can create 10 lakh jobs in a year: Piyush Goyal

Monetising the real estate assets as well as fast tracking some of the existing investment plans would generate a lot of employment opportunities in the railways and the ecosystem around it, he said.

Oct 05, 2017, 15:01 PM IST

Major decisions taken by Railway Minister after Elphinstone stampede

Some major decisions were taken by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in meeting held in Mumbai. These resolution are taken keeping in mind the safety of passengers on station and in train.

Oct 01, 2017, 10:07 AM IST
In aftermath of Mumbai stampede, Railway minister promises escalators, foot bridges and more

In aftermath of Mumbai stampede, Railway minister promises escalators, foot bridges and more

He also said that from now on the Foot Over Bridges (FOBs) would be deemed mandatory and not just a public amenity. 

Sep 30, 2017, 16:50 PM IST
Bihar diesel locomotive project with General Electric on track: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Bihar diesel locomotive project with General Electric on track: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said the work on a diesel locomotive factory in Bihar's Marhowrah is on tracks.

Sep 28, 2017, 19:37 PM IST
 India's rail network will be revolutionised with bullet train initiative: Piyush Goyal

India's rail network will be revolutionised with bullet train initiative: Piyush Goyal

Ahead of Bhoomi Pujan ceremony of the bullet train project, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that the country`s rail network will be transformed and revolutionised with the initiative.

Sep 11, 2017, 20:56 PM IST
All unmanned level crossings will be removed in one year: Piyush Goyal

All unmanned level crossings will be removed in one year: Piyush Goyal

Newly appointed Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that all the unmanned level crossings will be removed within a year.

Sep 10, 2017, 09:30 AM IST
Cabinet reshuffle: Goyal bags Railways, Prabhu gets Commerce

Cabinet reshuffle: Goyal bags Railways, Prabhu gets Commerce

It has been said that Goyal had brought about a turnaround in power production and delivered on the government's plan to electrify villages.

Sep 03, 2017, 12:10 PM IST
Railways launches mobile app that does more than just booking

Railways launches mobile app that does more than just booking

The Railways on Friday launched an integrated mobile application to cater to various passenger requirements, including ticket booking, inquiry, on-board cleaning and ordering meal on a single platform.

Jul 14, 2017, 19:12 PM IST
CBI files case against Lalu Yadav, Rabri, Tejashwi and others; Here's the copy of FIR

CBI files case against Lalu Yadav, Rabri, Tejashwi and others; Here's the copy of FIR

The CBI on Friday registered case against RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi, Bihar Deputy CM and son Tejaswi Yadav, former Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Managing Director P.K. Goyal and the wife of Lalu's confidante Prem Chand Gupta, Sujata on allegations of awarding the tender for development, maintenance and operation of hotels in Ranchi and Puri in 2006. In the same year, the hotels were transferred to the IRCTC.

Jul 07, 2017, 10:58 AM IST
CBI raids Lalu Prasad Yadav​: From 'conspiracy', 'politics of revenge' to 'darkest day in democracy' - here are top reactions

CBI raids Lalu Prasad Yadav​: From 'conspiracy', 'politics of revenge' to 'darkest day in democracy' - here are top reactions

As the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered against the then railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, his wife Rabri Devi, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and his son Tejashwi,  senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Giriraj Singh said that law is taking its course.

Jul 07, 2017, 10:11 AM IST
Lalu Yadav IRCTC hotel scam: It’s a case of cheating and hatching conspiracy, says CBI

Lalu Yadav IRCTC hotel scam: It’s a case of cheating and hatching conspiracy, says CBI

The FIR alleged that Lalu Prasad Yadav as railway minister abused his official position for extending undue favours to Kochhars, acquired a "high value premium land" through a benami company Delight and as a quid pro quo, dishonestly and fraudulently managed award of leasing BNRs at Ranchi and Puri to the company of Kochhars.

Jul 07, 2017, 08:19 AM IST
Akshay Kumar meets Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and promotes #SwachchAzaadi

Akshay Kumar meets Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and promotes #SwachchAzaadi

The National Award winning actor Akshay Kumar has been starring in films which are heavily content-driven and have a social message too. Recently, the Khiladi Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed about his upcoming film 'Toilet-Ek Prem Katha' which will bring the importance of sanitation in the limelight.

May 17, 2017, 13:46 PM IST
No privatisation of Indian railways: Suresh Prabhu

No privatisation of Indian railways: Suresh Prabhu

The Indian Railways' public services obligation are currently almost Rs 30,000-35,000 crore.

Apr 27, 2017, 12:15 PM IST
 Railways Minister in talks with 6 global companies for high speed trains

Railways Minister in talks with 6 global companies for high speed trains

Discussions by the Railway Ministry with top six global companies for the launch of very high speed trains in India that can travel at a speed of 600kms per hour was in the advanced stage, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Saturday.

Mar 04, 2017, 16:09 PM IST
Railways offers discounts to woo freight customers

Railways offers discounts to woo freight customers

Railways on Thursday offered discounts to customers to gain lost ground in freight share, which has been witnessing a decline over the years.

Mar 02, 2017, 20:16 PM IST
Antodaya Express and Hamsafar Express flagged off

Antodaya Express and Hamsafar Express flagged off

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today flagged off the first Antodaya Express and the fourth Humsafar Express through video conferencing from here.

Feb 27, 2017, 20:25 PM IST

Stringent action against guilty in Hirakhand Express mishap: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said "stringent action" will be taken against those found responsible for the derailment of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express today which has killed at least 39 people.

Jan 23, 2017, 00:12 AM IST

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flags off Bandra Terminus-Gorakhpur Express

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday flagged off a weekly train for Gorakhpur from the Bandra terminus here and inaugurated Wi-Fi services at nine suburban stations.

Dec 18, 2016, 17:54 PM IST
Humsafar Expressed to be launched soon; will have higher fare than the usual trains

Humsafar Expressed to be launched soon; will have higher fare than the usual trains

Humsafar will have improved aesthetics with new interior and exterior colour scheme.

Dec 09, 2016, 15:30 PM IST