Prabhu transformed railways: Piyush Goyal

Massive investment have come in for the railways in these three years, said new railway minister

GN Bureau | September 5, 2017


#safety   #Manoj Sinha   #Suresh Prabhu   #Piyush Goyal   #Railways   #derailment  
Photo: Vishwas Dass
Photo: Vishwas Dass

 Piyush Goyal, who took over as the railway minister on Monday, lauded his predecessor Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu for building the roadmap of railways’ extensive growth and for bringing in huge investment for the state run transporter.

“Prabhu did a commendable job by bringing in massive investment for the railways in these three years. It has never happened before in the last 70 years. It is remarkable,” Goyal said. 
 
Goyal said that the extensive growth plan chalked out by Suresh Prabhu during his three-year long tenure would be followed by him and his colleagues, ministers of state for railways Manoj Sinha and Rajen Gohain. 
 
Piyush Goyal is third railway minister in the past three year since the NDA government came to power in May 2014. DV Sadanananda Gowda became the railway minister on May 26, 2014 and Prabhu took over from him on November 10, 2014.
 
He also said that he holds immense respect for his predecessor as Prabhu had worked with his father during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure. 
The newly joined railway minister, however, did not take reporters’ queries on a host of issues such as safety, deteriorating revenue and future plans to revive the railways. 
 
Suresh Prabhu who has joined as minister of commerce and industry was present during Goyal’s taking over ceremony and said that he would continue giving advice to the new railway minister for the betterment of the railways. “I am sure that Piyush Goyal would run the railway ministry efficiently and take it to the new heights,” he said. 
 
Goyal, who has taken over when the railways is going through a rough patch and needs a safety overhaul, took a meeting with chairman railway board Ashwani Lohani and other board members at the Rail Bhavan. 
 

Comments

 

Other News

Mumbai civic body invites urban designers to improve five streets

To redesign and make its streets safer and inclusive in a studio project, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has invited urban designers to join hands with its engineers so as to create innovative place-making strategies for improving walkabilty and vehicular efficiency. 

Corporate taxes cut to spur economy

Aiming to dispel the clouds of a slowdown, the government on Friday announced a series of measures including corporate tax breaks to revive economic activities. The stock market, depressed for a while, welcomed the move that would cost the exchequer Rs 1,45,000 crore. Union minister for fina

E-cigarette ban welcome; now aim for more tobacco control

In what it describes as a “major health and wellness initiative for the country”, the union cabinet has approved the promulgation of an ordinance to ban electronic cigarettes. The move, coming amid a debate over the ways to control tobacco use, should be welcomed, and it needs to be complemente

Ajay Singh is president’s press secretary

Ajay Kumar Singh, who has been the editorial director of Governance Now, has been appointed the press secretary of the president of India. The decision was made by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday. The appointment will be on contract

Amit Shah on India’s languages: What else he said

Home minister Amit Shah’s remark on the need for a single national language has rightly sparked a debate, but the headlines missed much in his speech about language, culture, and identity. Giving away Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar and Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar awards on the occasion of Hin

On A Personal note with musician Apache Indian

Renowned British singer, songwriter and reggae DJ, Apache Indian (originally known as Steven Kapoor) shot to fame with his style of music which came to be known as bhangramuffin (also called bhangragga) – a mix of bhangra, reggaemuffin and traditional dance hall in the early 1990s. His style changed



Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter