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Tag: Piyush Goyal

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No Question Of Privatisation Of Railways, Some Units Will Be Corporatised: Goyal

New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said there was “no question” of privatisation of the railways, but said the ministry will invite investments for new lines and projects in national interest. Addressing the Lok Sabha on the issue of Demands for Grants of the railways, Goyal said track kilometre grew from 77,609 km […]

Min Approves Two Independent Train Services
Privatisation Of Indian Railways: Is 'Tejas' A Hint At Govt's Plans To Privatise Railway?

At a time when there are speculations of privatisation of Indian Railways is making rounds, Tejas Express might be the first train to be operated by private players. The aircraft-like luxury chair car service will run between Lucknow and Delhi. The move is seen as an indication towards the Indian Railways going ahead with its […]

Railways To Fill 2.94 Lakh Vacancies Soon, Get Details Here

New Delhi: More than 2.98 lakh positions were vacant at Railways as on June 1 this year and recruitment process is going on for over 2.94 lakh employees, according to the government. Railways Minister Piyush Goyal Wednesday told the Lok Sabha that more than 4.61 lakh people were recruited in Railways over the last decade. […]

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Privatisation of Indian Railways; Here's what Piyush Goyal said

Panaji: Some sections of the Indian Railways could be opened up for investment from the private sector which could operate its own railway lines in return for licence fees, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday. Goyal also said that the private sector investment was necessary if the Indian Railways was to raise Rs 50 […]

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Govt eyeing Rs 50 lakh cr investment in railways by 2030: Goyal

Panaji: Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal Saturday said the government was eyeing investment of Rs 50 lakh crore in railways by the year 2030 to make it the best in the world. The minister also said that the rail infrastructure in the country increased by mere 30 per cent in the last 65 years due […]

Centre approves National Investment and Manufacturing Zone in Kalinganagar

New Delhi: The Central government has granted final approval to National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) in Kalinganagar, Jajpur district, Odisha. As per Press Information Bureau(PIB) release, “On the receipt of proposals from State Government, the concerned central Ministries/Departments have undertaken steps for creation/upgradation of external infrastructure linkages.” Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, […]

RRB recruitment 2019: Railway’s big announcement for over 9,000 vacant posts

New Delhi: With an aim to augment the number of women constables in the Railway Protection Force (RPF), the Central government has decided to fill up 50 per cent of the 9,000 vacant posts notified with lady constables The Centre would fill up 50 per cent of the 9,000 vacant constables posts, informed Railways Minister […]

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Railway Makes This Big Announcement For Female Passengers In Trains!

The Indian Railways in coordination with Government Railway Police (GRP) has taken several measures to ensure security of passengers including women passengers. Policing on Railways being a State subject, prevention of crime, registration of cases, their investigation and maintenance of law & order in Railway premises as well as on running trains are the statutory […]

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Turn Indian Railways Into One Of The Best In The World: Goyal To Railway Officials

New Delhi: Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal recently held a high level review meeting with senior railway officials and all General Managers of Zonal Railways/Production Units and Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) through Video Conferencing in Rail Bhawan. During the meeting, Goyal called upon the Zonal Railway officials to work as a […]

Indian Railways comes up with 'No Award' Warning!

Boarding or alighting a moving train will win you ‘NO AWARD’, the Indian Railways recently came up with a jocular yet earnest message in order to create an awareness among the passengers so that they avoid risking their lives by boarding running trains in platforms. The Ministry of Railways took to Twitter to state: “Railway […]

Min Approves Two Independent Train Services
Indian Railways' Emotional Message For Travellers Wins Hearts!

In a heart-warming gesture earning it praise, the Ministry of Railways took to Twitter on Tuesday to post a message for the travellers, obliquely conveying that it is no less than a family that cares. The tweet of the Indian Railways read, “Never travel on the foot-board of train and discourage others to do so. […]

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IRCTC: Railway tickets scam puts insiders' role under scanner

By Deepak Sharma New Delhi: After launching its biggest crackdown on railway ticket agents and touts, the Special Intelligence Branch of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) is now probing the role of insiders involved in the racket which runs into several crores. The RPF has sought details from the commercial department of the railways about […]

Parliament session from June 17, Budget on July 5

New Delhi: The first session of the newly-elected Lok Sabha has been convened from June 17 to July 26 and the new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present its first Budget on July 5, in which it is expected to provide an insight about the programmes to be undertaken in the second term. […]

Chowkidar Narendra Modi a hit, others follow

New Delhi: A day after launching the “Main Bhi Chowkidar (I am a watchman too)” campaign on social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday changed the title of his Twitter account to “Chowkidar Narendra Modi”. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah followed with “Chowkidar Amit Shah” and tweeted: “The one who made cleanliness a […]

Poll-year Budget 2019-20: Full tax rebate for income up to Rs 5 lakh

Big relief for taxpayers as Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced that individual taxpayers having annual income up to 5 lakhs will get full tax rebate now. As many as three crore taxpayers will be benefited with the decision. The interim Budget 2019-20 was the last budget of the Modi government ahead of the general polls. Finance Minister […]

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Piyush Goyal temporarily substitutes Arun Jaitley as Finance Minister

New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was on Wednesday given charge of Finance Ministry in the absence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who is in the US for medical treatment, apparently ruling out his recuperation in time for the interim budget to be presented on February 1. Goyal will hold the portfolios of Finance and […]

CM Naveen writes to Piyush Goyal for realignment of Jaleswar-Digha rail line

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal drawing the latter’s attention over the construction of Railway line from Jaleswar to Digha in South Eastern Railway. In the letter, Patnaik mentioned that the Digha-Jaleswar Broad Gauge Rail Project (41 kms) was sanctioned by the Ministry of Railways during […]

Min Approves Two Independent Train Services
Railways' New Year Gift! Avail Train Tickets At Much Cheaper Rates From March 15

New Delhi: In what could be a special gift for the lakhs of railway passengers this New Year, the Indian Railways has decided to completely remove flexi fares from trains with less than 50 per cent occupancy. The reduction of Flexi Fares is going to benefit both the passengers that can now avail tickets at […]

Min Approves Two Independent Train Services
RRB Jobs 2019: New Year Gift For Railway Job Aspirants; Application Process Begins Tomorrow

New Year 2019 can’t get bigger than this. The Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) has released recruitment notification for the posts of Junior Engineers, JE, JE(IT), DMS and CMA in Indian Railways under the RRB JE Recruitment 2018-19. Interested and eligible candidates are advised to check important details like eligibility criteria, number of vacancies for different […]

Naveen demands sanctioning of railway projects in Mayurbhanj

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today placed a demand before the Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal to sanction railway projects in Mayubhanj district. In a letter, Patnaik mentioned that Mayurbhanj district was a rich princely State prior to Independence and always had a large rail network. The Indian Railway has not invested much […]

Min Approves Two Independent Train Services
Indian Railways Comes Up With New Year Gift! New Facility For Train Passengers

Just ahead of the new year, the Railway Ministry has come up with yet another initiative for its passengers. Rail Minister Piyush Goyal stated that Railways is set to increase the combined reservation quota of lower births in trains for senior citizens and all the female passengers that are 45 years of age and above […]

Min Approves Two Independent Train Services
Wow! Railways to introduce coaches with Airplane-like facilities

The Indian Railways is not only reducing food concerns of the passengers but it is also improving safety standards along with providing never-before facilities where commuters can have a flight-like experience in trains. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal took to Twitter and said, “Tejas Express is set to undergo a swanky makeover. Railways is rolling out […]

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Railway Issues Important Notification For 70 lakh RPF Applicants!

New Delhi: While a huge 70 lakh applications have been received for 9,000 vacancies in the RPF, a top Railway Protection Force (RPF) official said that the Railway Board has decided to have its own full-fledged cyber cell and constituted a committee to work out modalities. He said Railways has recieved 70 lakh applications for […]

Min Approves Two Independent Train Services
Indian Railways' two big announcements to bring a smile on passenger's face!

Good news for the rail enthusiasts as the Indian Railways is set for the tourist season with two big announcements. Now not only destinations will look good, but the journey itself would be luxurious. In such an initiative, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced that Indian Railways has decided to open their famed saloon cars to […]

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Indian Railways now offering discount on train tickets!

The Indian Railways is planning to lure more passengers by revoking the flexi-fare scheme in some trains and offering discounts in others. The move comes just at the start of the festive season, when the airlines’ load factor is packed due to discount schemes. The railways plan to give graded discounts in fares for all […]