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Tag: Piyush Goyal

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Railways' Diwali Gift For Passengers! Avail Train Tickets At Cheaper Rates Now

New Delhi: In what could be a special gift for the lakhs of railway passengers this festive season,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 cheaper […]

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Indian Railways' Notice For Train Passengers; Know The Facilities

New Delhi: Ministry of Railways is always concerned over the safety of railway passengers during their journey and even at the stations. In a notice, the Ministry stated that it is providing the First Aid emergency care and medical facilities at all Railway Stations and in all passenger carrying trains for which Medical Boxes containing […]

Indian Railways warned of data manipulation

New Delhi: Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal has warned zonal railways to stop data manipulation to show improvement in punctuality, indicating that punctuality figures provided by zones varied from passengers’ feedback. The national transporter had released figures that showed 76 per cent trains were running on time, as compared to an average 60 per cent […]

Google launches project to preserve, digitize Indian Railways' culture

New Delhi: In a first-of-its-scale heritage mapping and digitization project, Google and Ministry of Railways on Friday launched a project that aims to preserve the cultural heritage of the Indian Railways. The two-year digitization project “The Railways-Lifeline of a Nation” is a comprehensive digital document viewable on Google’s Arts and Culture website. It was launched […]

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IRCTC Brings Not-So-Good News For Railway Passengers!

Indian Railways has always been concerned for its passengers and under the ministry’s initiatives millions of travellers have benefited. Not always though… A sip of tea or coffee freshens and wakes you up, whether you are at home or travelling somewhere. Starting from youth to elderly, millions of people enjoy drinking tea or coffee during […]

Indian Railways Brings Good News For Sportspersons! All You Need To Know

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal has approved a new policy for promotion of Railway Sportspersons whereby in addition to the sportspersons who won a position/medal in Olympics, all those sportspersons and coaches who have been awarded with Padma Shri will be promoted as officers. In order to give due recognition to the […]

'Odisha farmers to get pending crop insurance claims in August'

New Delhi: Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Jual Oram today met Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal to expedite disbursal of pending crop insurance claims under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana. A committee comprising of members from Agriculture department, Finance department, State representatives, and insurance company representatives has been set up to expedite disbursal of the […]

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IRCTC Alert: 'No bill no payment' for ordered foods in trains!

Bhubaneswar: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal’s drive to ensure that the train passengers are being served with the best possible food continues with the minister recently announcing ‘no bill no pay’ formula for the national carrier’s commuters. Tightening noose on the IRCTC’s operation (catering service), Goyal recently at an Indian Chamber of Commerce event in Kolkata […]

Indian Railways has good news for passengers; Tap to find out

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Passengers will now rate cleanliness standards in trains and stations, which will directly impact payment to contractors with low scores, railways have said in a new contract drawn up for such services. Cleanliness in the Railways is usually done through contractors. We are looking at passengers’ rating on cleanliness of stations & trains, […]

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Piyush Goyal's gift for railway employees! Tap to Know

Weeks before they were to appear for their exams, children of around 3,000 employees of railway and coal ministries in Delhi received a personalised letter from Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, along with a copy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s book ‘Exam Warriors’, asking them to take lessons from it, sources have revealed.

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Railway Recruitment for 9,500 RPF soon: Piyush Goyal

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railways, this year, is having the biggest requirement drive ever ‏in the history of the national transporter with the recruitment process for as many as 90,000 posts being already kicked off. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal through a tweet informed that the railway will start the recruitment to fill vacancy of 9,500 candidates […]

Goyal turns down demand for new railway divisions in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Railways today turned down the proposal for expanding the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) to unify Odisha under one zone by setting up of three new railway divisions. Members of Parliament of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by Bhartruhari Mahatab today reiterated the state’s demands in a […]

Railways to refund exam fees

New Delhi: The Railways has decided to refund examination fee to candidates who are set to apply for 90,000 posts. Candidates of the exempted categories will get refund of Rs 250 examination fee whereas general category candidates will be refunded Rs 400. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday, “I want to make it clear […]

Naveen seeks one Railway zone for entire Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged the Centre to consider expanding the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) to unify Odisha under one zone. As part of the reorganization, the Chief Minister has also demanded the Union Ministry of Railways for creating three new railway divisions at Rourkela, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road and Rayagada under […]

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Railways to change century-old signalling system: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that railways is planning to change the century-old signalling system with a modern network. “Few days ago we had a meeting to discuss the century old signalling system which is currently in use. And in the coming years we will change the entire signalling system on […]

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Railway tickets on discounts soon: Know the details

New Delhi: The Indian Railways is likely to start offering tickets at discounted price by completely revamping the flexi-fare scheme. The railways could soon rope in discounts on tickets if trains were not fully booked, just like the airlines and hotels, informed Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. “We have been deliberating on a dynamic pricing policy. […]

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Decision on Parliament's Winter Session soon

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is not running away from facing Parliament and it would soon take a call on holding the Winter Session, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday. “I don’t think there is any situation to run away from Parliament,” Goyal said at a press conference here. There is a lot […]

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Railway ministry may tweak flexi fare scheme: Minister

New Delhi: Union minister Piyush Goyal today said the flexi fare scheme of the Railways, which helped it earn an additional Rs 540 crore in less than a year, may be amended to ensure that it brings in revenues without taxing passengers. “People have brought to my notice the issue of the flexi fare scheme. […]

New Rajdhani Express via Sambalpur soon

New Delhi: Rail commuters in Odisha have something to cheer about as the Ministry of Railways will soon introduce a new Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express which will run via Sambalpur. “I am very happy to share with you that the Ministry of Railways has decided to commence a Rajdhani train between New Delhi and Bhubaneswar […]

'Railways looking at ways to speed up electrification process'

New Delhi: The railways ministry is looking at ways to speed up the electrification process as it would help cut down Rs 16,000 crore expense on diesel, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said today. He said the ministry is consulting all the people who are involved in the electrification process. The important things which are involved in […]

Food served must carry details of quantity, supplier: RailMin

New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has asked officials to ensure that meals served on board trains carry information about quantity and the contractor supplying it, as the national carrier continues efforts to improve catering services. In a letter addressed to all zonal general managers, the railway board has said that Goyal has asked that […]

India ready to finance carbon-capture technology: Goyal

New Delhi: India is fully prepared to finance carbon-capture technology but the developed world’s approach in this area leaves much to be desired, New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal has said. “The government is ready to fully finance carbon-capture technology and is in favour of opening up the technology to all. However, this idea […]

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Coal Mines PF merger with EPF will benefit workers: Goyal

Vienna: Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday lent full support to the proposed merger of Coal Mines Provident Fund with EPF saying it will safeguard workers’ interests, even as the unions opposing it prepare to go on a 3-day strike next month. “Yes, I believe that for the future, employees’ provident fund organisation, which is […]

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EVs to be introduced on mass scale within three years: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that the central government plans to introduce electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale within the next three years. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, and Mines was speaking at the 2017 annual session of the Confederation of Indian Industry […]

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Goyal inaugurates four wind power plants

Bhubaneswar: Union Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal today dedicated to the nation 4 wind power plants built by NALCO and annuonced an expansion plan for the aluminium major to raise its capacity to 1 MTPA. “We are taking concrete steps to increase production of NALCO. There is a major expansion programme to raise its […]