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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal News
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Train 18: India's 1st semi-high speed train set to roll, PM Narendra Modi to flag it off - All you need to know
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and members of the Railway Board will be on board the train on its inaugural journey, it said.
New Rajdhani train on Delhi-Mumbai route begins operations Saturday
Fri, Jan 18, 2019
With the introduction of the Mumbai-Hazrat Nizamuddin bi-weekly Rajdhani Express, there will now be three Rajdhanis serving the route between the two cities, the railways said Friday.
"No tips please, if no bill, your meal is free" to be displayed in Indian Railway coaches soon
Fri, Jan 04, 2019
Addressing a high level review meeting today with the entire Railway Board, all General Managers of Zonal Railways and Divisional Railway Managers, the minister issued directions that a single helpline number for all non-security complaints be developed for the convenience of passengers by the end of January 2019.
Indian Railways' path-breaking achievements in 2018
Fri, Dec 28, 2018
For Indian Railways, 2018 is a year of "many firsts" as the national transporter got the distinction of manufacturing India's fastest train, rolling out its first air-conditioned local train, commissioning its longest bridge and converting a diesel locomotive into electric.
Indian Railways gets power of eDrishti, passengers can now complain in real time about bad food, delayed trains, more
Fri, Nov 30, 2018
Indian Railways will provide this facility through a software called ‘eDrishti’, which has been developed by the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS). The software has also been connected with the base kitchens of the Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) following complaints regarding the quality of food served on trains.
Indian Railways inaugurates new Nerul-Belapur-Seawoods-Kharkopar rail link in Mumbai
Mon, Nov 12, 2018
The entire 26.7-km Nerul-Belapur-Seawoods-Uran suburban line, once completed, will benefit the people of Navi Mumbai by providing direct access between Uran town, Jawaharlal Nehru Port and the newly-developed area of Mumbai Metropolitan region as well as Greater Mumbai.
Rupee depreciated only 7% in five years: Goyal
Sat, Oct 06, 2018
Notwithstanding the knock that the rupee has taken against the dollar in recent days, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that it is the best period that India has seen when the currency has only depreciated by seven per cent in a five-year period.
Indian Railways Habibganj station redevelopment progress gets Piyush Goyal thumbs up
Sat, Sep 22, 2018
"Minister Piyush Goyal expressed satisfaction over the works. He said that all the stations in the country will be developed," West Central Railway (WCR) Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Priyanka Dixit told PTI. She said that the railways plan to develop 400 stations into world class ones.
Indian Railways gets booster shot on 100% power drive; passengers, transporter to benefit
Thu, Sep 13, 2018
Piyush Goyal said that the electrification of the entire railways will help in saving foreign exchange, help reduce pollution, and will make the Indian Railways faster and safer. He also said that the Indian Railways have a huge responsibility towards climate change and "it is our endeavour to reduce the pollution levels in the country".
Indian Railways derailments on the rise even as spending skyrockets
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
"Track renewal is going on full steam across all zones," a senior Railway Ministry official told IANS.
Coal India's output increased by 105 MT in 4 yrs to 567 MT in FY18: Goyal
Mon, Jun 11, 2018
Coal India Ltd's output has increased from 462 MT in 2013-14 to 567 MT in 2017-18, the coal minister said.
Indian Railways spares land for lake-cum-picnic spot in Mathura
Thu, Mar 29, 2018
MP from Mathura Hema Malini said, "I met the minister yesterday along with the proposed plans developed by the Braj Tirth Vikash Parishad. Railway minister Piyush Goyal has given his nod to the project." "He has directed officials of the ministry to complete the formality of granting NOC for developing the water body and its surrounding area into a lake-cum-picnic spot," the actress-turned-politician said.
Indian Railways' Shatabdi train ride on some sections may become cheaper
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
Indian Railways had last year launched a pilot project in two Shatabdi trains -- one running between New Delhi and Ajmer and the other between Chennai-Mysuru to study the impact of lowering of fares. Under the scheme, the fares were reduced between Jaipur and Ajmer, and Bengaluru and Mysuru -- the sections of the route which witnessed perpetual low occupancy.
Budget for Railways in Uttar Pradesh increased to Rs 3,600 crore, says Piyush Goyal
Sun, Mar 18, 2018
Budget for Railways in Uttar Pradesh: Piyush Goyal said that Indian Railways are working relentlessly on speed, safety, security and passenger amenities being provided over all the stations across the length and breadth of the country. The Northern Railway in a statement said that as a major step towards strengthening the rail infrastructure and for betterment of passenger services, it is providing upgraded facilities especially focusing on the state capital and its neighbouring areas.
Architect Hafeez Contractor offers to design 19 Railway stations for free
Sun, Feb 25, 2018
Hafeez Contractor, who recently had discussions with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, said the pro-bono offer was his way of "helping my country". "The very reason that we (he and his firm) are doing it for free is to show them (the government) what can be done," the Padma Bhushan awardee said.
Coaches with anti-collision device to be built from 2018: Piyush Goyal
Fri, Dec 29, 2017
Only those railway coaches which have in-built anti-collision devices will be produced in the country from June 2018, the government said today.
Ticketing scam: Piyush Goyal orders strengthening of cyber security
Thu, Dec 28, 2017
The CBI arrested its assistant programmer Ajay Garg and his front man Anil Gupta for developing and distributing the software to agents for a price.