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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal during a press conference in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Congress tried to bully Pranab Mukherjee into not attending RSS event: Piyush Goyal

By Kumar Uttam and Prashant Jha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 08:30 AM IST
Union minister Piyush Goyal said RSS’ outreach to former president Pranab Mukherjee was a “normal thing”, similar to contact programmes conducted by the BJP.
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The food items are covered in four categories namely, beverages, breakfast, meals and a-la-carte.(PTI File Photo)
The food items are covered in four categories namely, beverages, breakfast, meals and a-la-carte.(PTI File Photo)

‘Menu on rail’: Passengers can check MRP on railway app before ordering food

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 09:56 PM IST
‘Menu on Rail’ app will display menu to passengers travelling in Mail/Express, including Humsafar Train, Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, Gatiman Express and Tejas Express
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Railway minister Piyush Goyal shows a publication while speaking during a press conference on the achievements of the ministry in the last four years, in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Railway minister Piyush Goyal shows a publication while speaking during a press conference on the achievements of the ministry in the last four years, in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Safety top priority, passengers know why trains getting delayed: Railway minister Piyush Goyal

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 09:22 PM IST
Piyush Goyal criticises the UPA government for not considering Rail Safety Fund in 2003-04 announced by prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
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After meeting the heads of state-owned banks, Goyal said the government “stands solidly behind each of the 21 public sector banks (PSBs)”.(ANI Photo)
After meeting the heads of state-owned banks, Goyal said the government “stands solidly behind each of the 21 public sector banks (PSBs)”.(ANI Photo)

Finance minister Goyal announces committee for faster resolution of stressed accounts

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2018 05:53 PM IST
The committee under Sunil Mehta, non-executive chairman of PNB, will make recommendations in two weeks on setting up of an Asset Reconstruction Company or Asset Management Company for faster resolution of stressed accounts, he told reporters here.
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Union minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to the hospital on May 12, and the surgery was performed on May 14.(PTI File Photo)
Union minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to the hospital on May 12, and the surgery was performed on May 14.(PTI File Photo)

Arun Jaitley returns home 3 weeks after kidney transplant, thanks doctors and well-wishers

By P Suchetana Ray and Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 08:56 PM IST
Arun Jaitley was in the isolation ward at AIIMS after his kidney transplant.
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In 2017-2018 fiscal, 30 per cent trains were running late on the railway network, with the numbers failing to pick up even during the holiday season this summer.(HT File Photo)
In 2017-2018 fiscal, 30 per cent trains were running late on the railway network, with the numbers failing to pick up even during the holiday season this summer.(HT File Photo)

Train delays to cost officials their promotions, Piyush Goyal warns zonal heads

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 05:32 PM IST
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has warned heads of zonal railways that delays in train services will defer their appraisal proportionately, giving them a month to improve punctuality.
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Railway minister Piyush Goyal(HT File Photo)
Railway minister Piyush Goyal(HT File Photo)

Kejriwal trying to hide own ‘failures’ by claiming low coal supply: Piyush Goyal

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2018 08:07 PM IST
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that states need to plan their coal requirements better, make timely payments to ensure that there is no shortage.
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Delhi’s daily allocation from the three coal-based power plants (including the one at Badarpur) is 2,325 MW, but at present, it is getting only 1,355 MW, leading to a daily deficit of about 970 MW, according to government data(Reuters File)
Delhi’s daily allocation from the three coal-based power plants (including the one at Badarpur) is 2,325 MW, but at present, it is getting only 1,355 MW, leading to a daily deficit of about 970 MW, according to government data(Reuters File)

Situation ‘worsened’, Delhi stares at severe power crisis as coal stock thin

By Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 11:04 PM IST
Delhi power minister Satyender Jain blamed the coal shortage on the Indian Railways, saying it was not being able to transport coal either due to delays or the lack of wagons.
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Delhi’s daily allocation from the three coal-based power plants is 2,325 MW, but at present, it is getting only 1,355 MW, according to government data.(HT File)
Delhi’s daily allocation from the three coal-based power plants is 2,325 MW, but at present, it is getting only 1,355 MW, according to government data.(HT File)

Minister warns of blackout in Delhi as power consumption rises due to heat wave

By Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 05:43 PM IST
It is for the first time that Delhi has seen the peak power demand jumped over 6,000 MW four times in May.
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Passengers crowd the New Delhi Station during Chhath Puja in October 2017. In its bid to modernise the railways, the NDA sanctioned the high-speed corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, or the bullet train project, which is expected to finish by 2022.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)
Passengers crowd the New Delhi Station during Chhath Puja in October 2017. In its bid to modernise the railways, the NDA sanctioned the high-speed corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, or the bullet train project, which is expected to finish by 2022.(Arvind Yadav/HT File Photo)

Four years of Modi govt: Railways sees number of accidents dip but train punctuality hit

UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 01:39 PM IST
The railways ministry, headed by Piyush Goyal who took over in September, has been working on preventing accidents by removing unmanned crossings, improving signalling and upgrading tracks.
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The first AC local train in Mumbai has received a positive feedback from commuters.(HT File)
The first AC local train in Mumbai has received a positive feedback from commuters.(HT File)

Cooler journey ahead: Railways to get 3 more AC locals for Mumbai

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 10:42 AM IST
The decision comes after the AC local, introduced in December last year, got a positive response from commuters.
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Men ride their bicycles in front of the Bhushan Steel plant in the eastern Indian state of Odisha(REUTERS File Photo)
Men ride their bicycles in front of the Bhushan Steel plant in the eastern Indian state of Odisha(REUTERS File Photo)

Tata’s Bhushan Steel buyout to reduce PSB bad loans by Rs 35,000 crore

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 11:07 AM IST
Last week, Tata Steel, through its subsidiary, completed the acquisition of controlling stake of 72.65% in Bhushan Steel for around Rs 36,400 crore after emerging as the winning bidder in an insolvency auction.
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Another controversy which had stalled the inauguration of the fire temple was the earlier proposal to allow non-Parsis onto its premises, which was eventually cancelled.(Bhushan Koyande)
Another controversy which had stalled the inauguration of the fire temple was the earlier proposal to allow non-Parsis onto its premises, which was eventually cancelled.(Bhushan Koyande)

On-duty Mumbai cops to be allowed to travel in local trains for free

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 11:26 AM IST
Presently, GRP personnel are deployed in women’s compartments from 9pm to 6am on both the Central and Western Railway
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Railways minister Piyush Goyal was temporarily given additional charge of the Union finance ministry in a Cabinet reshuffle.(HT File Photo)
Railways minister Piyush Goyal was temporarily given additional charge of the Union finance ministry in a Cabinet reshuffle.(HT File Photo)

Piyush Goyal gets interim charge of finance in Cabinet reshuffle, Rathore replaces Smriti Irani at I&B

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 10:18 AM IST
Piyush Goyal will also take over the corporate affairs portfolio held by Arun Jaitley , who underwent a kidney transplant surgery, while Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore will replace Smriti Irani as information and broadcasting minister
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BJP said Union minister Piyush Goyal had stopped all his professional and business activities when he became minister and started the process of selling all his investments.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
BJP said Union minister Piyush Goyal had stopped all his professional and business activities when he became minister and started the process of selling all his investments.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Congress’ charge of impropriety against Union minister Piyush Goyal baseless: BJP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2018 10:48 PM IST
The Congress accused Piyush Goyal of impropriety for allegedly selling shares in a privately held company at nearly 1,000 times the face value to a company owned by Ajay Piramal, with interests in the energy sector, a portfolio held by the minister earlier.
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People gather around the mangled school van after it collided with a moving train in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday morning.(PTI Photo)
People gather around the mangled school van after it collided with a moving train in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday morning.(PTI Photo)

All unmanned crossings to shut by 2020: Railway board chairman

By Faizan Haider | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 03:07 PM IST
There were 50 accidents on unmanned level crossings in 2014-15, 29 in 2015-16, 20 in 2016-17 and ten in 2017-18.
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For express trains, the app will display items available and their rates, so that passengers are not overcharged.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)
For express trains, the app will display items available and their rates, so that passengers are not overcharged.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)

Soon, IRCTC app will tell you food items that will be served on trains

By Faizan Haidar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2018 01:15 PM IST
The app is available on Android and IOS platforms and is in the testing stage. It will soon be formally launched for passengers’ use.
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Passengers in Swran Shatabdi express at Ludhiana Railway station, Ludhiana.(HT File Photo)
Passengers in Swran Shatabdi express at Ludhiana Railway station, Ludhiana.(HT File Photo)

Rlys to extend ‘Give it up’ scheme for sr citizens to all categories availing fare concession

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 04:44 PM IST
Railways extends passenger fare concessions in 53 categories, which include passengers with disabilities, cancer, thalassemia, heart and kidney patients, war widows students and others, incurring a loss of about Rs 33,000 crore annually.
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Railway minister Piyush Goyal described Congress’ allegations as malicious and misleading, and said it had made incorrect conclusions with false and defamatory statements that were full of factual inaccuracies.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT File Photo)
Railway minister Piyush Goyal described Congress’ allegations as malicious and misleading, and said it had made incorrect conclusions with false and defamatory statements that were full of factual inaccuracies.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT File Photo)

Congress, Piyush Goyal spar over ‘conflict of interest’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 08:50 AM IST
Railway minister Piyush Goyal said he has no conflict of interest at Shirdi Industries because he had resigned from it on July 1, 2010, and maintained that the inter-company loans were taken on commercial terms and tax was deducted and paid on interest regularly.
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Railway minister Piyush Goyal had inaugurated the Andheri-Goregaon Harbour line section on Thursday.(SATYABRATA TRIPATHY/HT)
Railway minister Piyush Goyal had inaugurated the Andheri-Goregaon Harbour line section on Thursday.(SATYABRATA TRIPATHY/HT)

CSMT - Goregaon Harbour service to commence from Sunday in Mumbai

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2018 01:44 AM IST
However, work for the Harbour line between Goregaon and Panvel will commence only by next month
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After the function, Union railway minister Piyush Goyal also hopped on to the first local train that departed from Goregaon.(SATYABRATA TRIPATHY/HT)
After the function, Union railway minister Piyush Goyal also hopped on to the first local train that departed from Goregaon.(SATYABRATA TRIPATHY/HT)

After CSMT-Goregaon, railway minister wants Mumbai’s harbour line extended to Borivli

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 11:14 AM IST
Regular harbour line services to Goregaon will be operational from Sunday, April 1
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Officials said online tests will be held for jobs in the railway police, locomotive drivers and technicians.(AFP File Photo)
Officials said online tests will be held for jobs in the railway police, locomotive drivers and technicians.(AFP File Photo)

Railways announces 20,000 additional jobs, now has 110,000 vacancies to fill

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 09:27 PM IST
Officials said more than two crore individuals have applied for different posts in railways in response to the jobs announcement earlier this year.
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The railway, which currently employs 1.3 million people, said it was filling up tens of thousands of vacant positions for engine drivers, technicians, carpenters, track inspection crews and other roles related to improving safety in the world’s fourth-largest network.(AJay Aggarwal/HT file photo)
The railway, which currently employs 1.3 million people, said it was filling up tens of thousands of vacant positions for engine drivers, technicians, carpenters, track inspection crews and other roles related to improving safety in the world’s fourth-largest network.(AJay Aggarwal/HT file photo)
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File photo of Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari.(PTI)
File photo of Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari.(PTI)

Granting special status to Andhra Pradesh not viable, says Nitin Gadkari

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2018 04:16 PM IST
If we give special status to Andhra today, another state will ask for it tomorrow, and then another, says Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari.
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