Piyush Goyal

500 long-distance trains to run quicker, 'innovative timetable' from November

500 long-distance trains to run quicker, 'innovative timetable' from November

The Indian Railways will soon cut short the running time of over 500 long distance trains by up to two hours, a senior railway official said on Friday.

Oct 20, 2017, 16:41 PM IST
Railway tickets may get cheaper as govt mulls removal of MDR charges

Railway tickets may get cheaper as govt mulls removal of MDR charges

The government had waived service charges after demonetisation in November last year to encourage digital modes of booking.

Oct 09, 2017, 09:09 AM IST

RBI should help govt revive stalled projects: Piyush Goyal

Goyal was speaking on the sidelines of the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Oct 05, 2017, 19:11 PM 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

Wrong info boards at Gwalior station could lead to Mumbai-like stampede: Minister

Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar has shot off a letter to Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal stating that wrong information allegedly displayed on the boards at Gwalior station may cause chaos and lead to a stampede like situation.

Oct 02, 2017, 14:48 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
Problem in Railways not new, given in 2014 as inheritance: Piyush Goyal

Problem in Railways not new, given in 2014 as inheritance: Piyush Goyal

"I am not giving an excuse, but problems in Indian Railways aren`t one or two years old, they were accumulated over years and were given to us in 2014 as inheritance," Goyal told the media.

Sep 30, 2017, 23:46 PM IST
Mumbai stampede: 22 dead, over 30 injured at Elphinstone railway station

Mumbai stampede: 22 dead, over 30 injured at Elphinstone railway station

In videos emerging from the Elphinstone railway station in Mumbai, people can be seen trying to climb over the railings of the stairway to escape the stampede.

Sep 29, 2017, 11:25 AM IST
Railways likely to slash fares of Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto

Railways likely to slash fares of Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto

The Railways earned an additional revenue of Rs 540 crore from September 2016 to June 2017 through the scheme, its data show.

Sep 29, 2017, 09:19 AM IST
Railways to engage with ISRO for rail safety: Piyush Goyal

Railways to engage with ISRO for rail safety: Piyush Goyal

Talking about technology at the event, Goyal said railways has been an early adopter of computers which could have been also expanded for various operational processes like safety.

Sep 28, 2017, 23:10 PM IST
Railways flexi fare scheme likely to be tweaked: Piyush Goyal

Railways flexi fare scheme likely to be tweaked: Piyush Goyal

The scheme, launched on September 9 last year and applicable to premium trains such as the Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto, allows 10 percent of the seats to be sold at normal fare and thereafter increasing it in phases by 10 percent with every 10 percent of berths sold, with a ceiling of a 50 percent rise.

Sep 28, 2017, 19:40 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

'Vadodara included in list of railway stations to be revamped'

The Railways plan to redevelop about 400 stations in metros and major cities besides pilgrim centres and tourist spots.

Sep 22, 2017, 23:26 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi to flag off Mahamana Express on Friday from Varanasi

PM Narendra Modi to flag off Mahamana Express on Friday from Varanasi

The train, on its inaugural service, will be run as a special train departing from Vadodara on Friday and reaching Varanasi on Saturday.

 

Sep 21, 2017, 20:48 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

Engine of Kashi Vishwanath Express derails at New Delhi station

The derailment comes close on the heels of three trains jumping off the tracks in Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi and Maharashtra within a span of nine hours on September 7.

Sep 09, 2017, 17:50 PM IST
 Train derailments: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal orders quick replacement of old tracks

Train derailments: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal orders quick replacement of old tracks

Three trains jumped off the tracks and another derailment was averted on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi and Maharashtra within a span of nine hours.

Sep 07, 2017, 22:54 PM IST
New Cabinet ministers must fulfill PM Modi's 2014 promises: Sharad Yadav

New Cabinet ministers must fulfill PM Modi's 2014 promises: Sharad Yadav

Janata Dal-United supremo Sharad Yadav believes that the newly-appointed members of the Cabinet need to fulfill the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 2014 electoral campaign.

Sep 04, 2017, 06:48 AM IST
Modi's Cabinet reshuffle springs many surprises; Sitharaman, Goyal biggest gainers

Modi's Cabinet reshuffle springs many surprises; Sitharaman, Goyal biggest gainers

Sitharaman now is set to become India's first full-time woman Defence Minister.

Sep 03, 2017, 22:42 PM IST