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


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 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. 
 

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