Union Railways Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday (Aug 22), during his visit to Bolangir said that the Railway projects in Odisha will be given priority.
Vande Bharat Express will soon connect the pilgrim town Puri in Odisha. This information was share by Union Railways Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday (Aug 19).
The 'Jan Aashirwad Yatra' by the newly-inducted Union Ministers will be taken out in Odisha from August 19 to 22.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the average annual budget allocation in the railways for new lines, gauge conversion and doubling works, during 2014-19, has increased to Rs 26,026 crore per year from Rs 11,527 crore per year during 2009-14, which is 126 per cent more than average annual budget outlay of 2009-14.
In a move to prevent and deal with incidents of crime inside trains, the Ministry of Railways has approved works for the installation of CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) cameras in all train coaches including EMUs and passenger trains.
India's tally of COVID-19 infections rose by 39,097 in a day to reach 3,13,32,159, while 546 more people succumbed to the viral disease during the same period taking the death toll to 4,20,016 on Saturday, according to Union Health Ministry data.
TMC MP Shantanu Sen was suspended from the Rajya Sabha for the remaining period of the monsoon session after a motion moved by the government was passed by the House.
The minister was making a statement on the Pegasus project reports, published in The Wire, which showed that over 300 hone numbers - including those of two serving ministers, over 40 journalists, three opposition leaders among others could have been targeted for hacking through Pegasus spyware.
However, there has been no change in the composition of the country's highest decision making body on security affairs -- the Cabinet Committee on Security -- and the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
The micro-blogging site had informed the Delhi High Court last week that it will take eight weeks to appoint a resident grievance officer in compliance with the new IT rules.
The minister has taken charge of the ministry at a time when the government and the US-headquartered micro-blogging platform Twitter seemed to be at loggerheads over the new norms, with the previous IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad publicly blaming Twitter of flouting norms.
The railway ministry has directed that the first shift will start at 7 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. while the second shift will start at 3 p.m. and end at 12 midnight.
Soon after Railways got its new Minister, the ministry introduced new work timings for its employees. After Rajya Sabha member from Odisha, Ashwini Vaishnaw assumed office as Union Minister for Railways; he directed that all the offices & staff of minister's office will work in two shifts.
From day one, PM Modi prefers a technocrat to pilot the 'lifeline of the nation'. He inducted Suresh Prabhu in 2014 to put the railways on the 'global track'. Vaishnaw's hands-on expertise in Transportation and Infrastructure has made the cut
When questioned about Twitter not complying with the new IT law, the Minister hinted that everyone has to follow new guidelines.
Vaishnaw will also hold two other important portfolios of Communications and Electronics and Information Technology.
Following PM Modi's cabinet expansion, Rajya Sabha Member from Odisha Ashwini Vaishnaw has been named the Minister of Railways. He has also been given the charge of IT
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