The Supreme Court has directed the Union of India to come up with a 'Model Community Kitchens Scheme' agreeable to the states/union territories (UT) within three weeks' time.
According to the minister, the Centre has introduced several key policy and business reforms for improving the investment climate.
During the pandemic induced lockdown, all the agencies under the Department of Food and Public Distribution, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and the Indian Railways transported record food grains in every nook and corner of the country.
In the letter, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan highlighted that Odisha has a long and rich history of textiles and the handlooms of Odisha have gained worldwide acclaim for their design and quality.
While addressing the business and trade fraternity through the platform of Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO), he noted that recently India emerged as the world's second most desirable manufacturing destination overtaking the US.
The MPs submitted a memorandum to the Union Minister and also raised the demand for early evacuation of surplus rice from Odisha and the gunny bags shortage issue. The delegation also apprised Goyal about no lifting of surplus rice by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) from Odisha.
In the coming monsoon session starting from July 19, Goyal will take the place of Thaawarchand Gehlot, who has been appointed governor of Karnataka.
Bhubaneswar: Now getting a confirmed ticket will be easy for the passengers as the Northern Railway will start 71 unreserved train services from next week. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the 71 unreserved mail/express trains will resume operations from April 5, 2021. Through a tweet, Goyal further informed that the Railways will ensure proper […]
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: In order to curb e-ticketing malpractices, a number of preventive and punitive measures have been taken by the Indian Railways, informed Union Minister Piyush Goyal. In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday, the Railway Minister said that the new initiative aims at making the IRCTC reservation website foolproof. […]
New Delhi: Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday asserted that Indian Railways will never be privatised but said private investment should be encouraged for more efficient functioning. Replying to a discussion on Demands for Grants for Railways, Goyal said there has been no death of any passenger due to a rail accident in two years […]
Bhubaneswar: Indian Railways has assigned the work for the preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) for seven new high speed rail (HSR) corridors to National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL). The seven new high speed rail corridors are: (i) Delhi-Noida-Agra-Kanpur-Lucknow-Varanasi (ii) Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur-Ahmedabad (iii) Mumbai-Nasik-Nagpur (iv) Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad (v) Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore (vi) Delhi-Chandigarh-Ludhiana-Jalandhar-Amritsar (vii) Varanasi-Patna-Howrah Though […]
New Delhi: Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday that the state governments should support the national transporter in completing all the pending projects. Participating in Question Hour proceedings, Goyal lamented that governments before 2014 announced railway projects “without allocating funds” for execution. He said the Modi government increased investment in railway infrastructure to Rs […]
New Delhi: Time has come when we should focus on ‘One Nation, One Standard’ to make India a global leaders in setting standards as per global benchmarks as strength and character of a nation is often exemplified by the standards it sets for the quality of its products and services, said Union Minister for Railways […]
Bhubaneswar: In order to ensure comfort rail travel and hassle-free movement of traffic in towns or cities in Odisha, the Railway Budget 2021-22 has earmarked a massive Rs 581 crore. The highlight of this year’s budget is the allocation of highest ever Rs 429 crore for passenger amenities in Odisha. Also, in pursuance of zero […]
Bhubaneswar: With a special focus on ramping up of the rail infrastructure in Odisha, the rail budget 2021-22 has allocated a record Rs 5,528 crore for the development of infrastructure and rail safety alone, though the total budgetary outlay for the State has been pegged at Rs 6,995.58 crore. The release of the railway Pink […]
New Delhi: After sportspersons and sports associations raised concerns over the withdrawal of railway concessions in passenger fares, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday requested Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to restore the privileges. The Railways had suspended ticket fare concessions for all categories of passengers except for students, patients and the specially-abled to discourage people […]
Bhubaneswar: Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal has stressed on improving the existing features on the IRCTC e-ticketing web site. Goyal reviewed the upgradation work that is being initiated by the Indian Railways for the E-ticketing system. The Minister sought that E-ticketing web site should provide holistic convenience to the passengers for their train journey. The […]
Bhubaneswar: Adding another feather to its cap, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has been selected for the most prestigious Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Best Zonal Railway Shield-2020 for all-round performance among all the zones in Indian Railways. Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant Best Zonal Railway Shield is a prestigious honour for any Zonal Railway and the […]
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has written to Cabinet colleague & Railway Minister Piyush Goyal seeking his intervention into the issue pertaining to relocation/modification of RUB (underpass) in Dhenkanal, Odisha. The RUB at 8/600 km of Badakamar -Pangatira Road in Parjang which is being constructed to divert the PWD road has been experiencing a water-logging […]
New Delhi: In a move that will not only ease Kolkata’s traffic but also have political significance ahead of the West Bengal Assembly polls next year, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the East-West Metro Corridor Project which will have India’s first tunnel below the river Ganga which is the first transportation tunnel in India […]
Bhubaneswar: The Railways has decided to run three pairs of special trains from Odisha from September 12 to enable migrant workers to return to their respective outstation workplaces. The move came after Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan wrote to the Union Railway minister Piyush Goyal requesting the latter to resume operation of Shramik Special train […]
New Delhi: Emphasising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Atmanirbhar India mission, Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday launched the SBI-IRCTC credit card that offers a host of benefits to rail passengers. “We are strongly committed in making Railways ‘Atmanirbhar’ in all the fields with ‘Make in India’ initiatives as envisaged by the Prime Minister. […]
New Delhi: Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal held a meeting with various government agencies to review the steps taken to promote ‘Make in India’ products in the procurement process of Indian Railways and in the Union Government, a statement by the Railway Ministry said on Sunday. Goyal emphasised the need for goods and services procurements […]
New Delhi: In a major push for the private entities in the Indian Railways, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that the national transporter has invited request for qualifications for private participation for passenger train operations on 109 pairs of routes through 151 modern trains. In a tweet, Goyal said, “Railways invites request […]
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Amid the COVID-19 Lockdown 4, Indian Railways on Tuesday announced that the largest public sector transported will run 200 non-AC trains from June 1. Informing the same, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said the railway will run 200 Non-AC trains from June 1, and the online booking for the same will begin soon. […]