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Tag: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

Watch: Dramatic Rescue of Child By Railway Pointsman Seconds Before Imminent Run Over By Train Near Mumbai

Bhubaneswar: Not all heroes wear capes. This adage again proved right when a Railway personnel risked his own life to save a child from being run over by a speeding…

Eco-Friendly 'Kulhad' To Replace Plastic Tea Cups At Railway Stations: Piyush Goyal
Eco-Friendly 'Kulhad' To Replace Plastic Tea Cups At Railway Stations: Piyush Goyal

Jaipur: Tea will be sold in environment-friendly ‘Kulhads’ (earthen cups) in place of plastic cups at all railway stations in the country, Railway minister Piyush Goyal said on Sunday. Speaking at an event organised at the Digawara railway station in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, the minister said the initiative will be the contribution of the Railways […]

Start Shramik Trains Again For Odisha Migrant Workers, Dharmendra Pradhan Requests Piysuh Goyal

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to start Shramik special trains from Odisha to states like Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra so that the migrant workers can go back to their workplaces smoothly amid the resumption of normalcy and lifting of nation-wide lockdown imposed in the country since March due to […]

Railway Minister Asks Odisha To Sort Land Acquisition Issues For More Funds

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Odisha House Committee on Railways headed by Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro on Tuesday met Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi and submitted a memorandum demanding more funds for the State. In the memorandum to Goyal, the panel reportedly demanded more budgetary allocation for new railway lines for Puri-Konark, Jajpur-Dhamra, Bargarh-Nuapada […]

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Entire Rail Network Will Be Electrified: Piyush Goyal

Chandigarh: Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said the government is fully committed to environmental causes and aims to electrify the railways in gradual phases. “The entire railway network in India would be electrified in phased manner making it environment-friendly,” the minister said. Addressing the inaugural session of the two-day Global Law Conference on Environmental […]

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Rlys earned almost Rs 140 cr from sale of platform tickets in 2018-19: Rail min

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has earned almost Rs 140 crore from the sale of platform tickets in the year 2018-19, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal informed Parliament on Friday. Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Goyal said the railways earned Rs 230.47 crore from advertisements and shops, including those on platforms, and Rs […]

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IRCTC Launches New Feature For Railway Passengers

To enhance travel experience and bring greater transparency for Indian Railway passengers, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal launched a new facility for Public Viewing of Train Charts and Vacant Berths. The information about occupancy in trains as per Passenger Reservation Charts will now be available for public view on the internet through IRCTC website (www.irctc.co.in). 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 […]

CM seeks revised MoU for development of Bhubaneswar Railway Station

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in a letter to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday has sought signing of a revised MoU between the State government and the Ministry to develop the Bhubaneswar Railway Station in a single phase citing that the project will be further delayed if undertaken in two phases. Patnaik stated that […]

Cuttack girl molested in moving train, seeks CMO help

Cuttack: Safety of women has again come under scanner after a girl student was allegedly molested on a moving train in Odisha. The victim, a law student was travelling to Kharagpur from Cuttack railway station in Jan Shatabdi Express on March 25 when a middle-aged man tried to touch her ‘inappropriately.’ As per sources, the […]

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Railways Recruitment 2018: Exam is competitive & transparent, says Minister

New Delhi: After students demanding jobs blocked movement of local trains in Mumbai, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the recruitment policy of the Indian Railways was “competitive and transparent” in line with Supreme Court guidelines. The protesting students who have passed the Railway Act Apprentice exam were demanding removal of 20 per cent […]

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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 […]

Railways: Over 500 trains to travel faster from next month

New Delhi: More than 500 long distance trains will cut short their running time by up to two hours, a senior railway official said today. The railway board will update the latest new time timings on its November timetable, the official said. Following directions from Railway Minister Piyush Goyal earlier this month, the national carrier […]

Mumbai stampede death toll rises to 23

Mumbai: The toll in Friday’s stampede climbed to 23 with a 35-year-old critical injured victim succumbing at the KEM Hospital here on Saturday afternoon, officials said. The victim, who passed away during treatment, has been identified as Satyendra Kanojia. Other details are awaited. On Friday morning around 10 a.m., in an unprecedented stampede on the Mumbai […]

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200 officers to be relocated to strengthen ground operations: Piyush Goyal

Mumbai: A day after 22 people died in a stampede on a railway foot overbridge in Mumbai, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that 200 officers will be relocated from headquarters as field staff to enhance ground operations and that additional escalators are being sanctioned at crowded Mumbai stations. “200 officers to be relocated […]

Mention MRP on all food items served in trains, instructs Goyal

Mumbai: Following a controversy over a circular of the Railway Board issued last week, listing details to be printed on food packets/casseroles on trains, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has ordered even the MRP of all food items must be printed, an activist said here on Monday. The Railway Board’s circular had listed details like names […]