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Piyush Goyal Piyush Goyal DOB: 13/06/1964

Piyush Vedprakash Goyal is an Indian politician. He was born on 13 June 1964. He is the son of Late Shri Ved Prakash Goyal who had served as a Union Minister for shipping in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet. He is the currently serving as minister of Railways, Coal and Corporate Affairs in the Government of India. He was elevated to Cabinet Minister position on 3 September 2017. He is currently a Member of Parliament for Rajya Sabha from the state of Maharashtra and was earlier the National Treasurer of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).He did his schooling from Don Bosco High School, Matunga. Also he is all-India second rank holder in Chartered Accountant and second rank holder in Law in Mumbai University. Piyush was a member of the Standing Committee on Finance and the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Defence. He headed the BJP's Information Communication Campaign Committee and oversaw the publicity and advertising campaign of the party including the social media outreach for the Indian General Elections 2014. Mr. Goyal is the 2018 Carnot Prize Recipient for distinguished contributions to energy policy.

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Piyush Goyal, Railways Minister, Bullet train, high speed trains

Has pandemic put a brake on Rly's bullet trains/high-speed corridors? Piyush Goyal answers

India | May 29, 2020, 03:17 PM IST

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in an exclusive conversation with India TV during its special coverage #TeamModiOnIndiaTV discussed how railways coped with the coronavirus outbreak situation and shared report card of work done by the railway ministry as Modi government 2.0 completes one year in power.

Maharashtra's railway apparatus in time of crisis was not up to mark: Piyush Goyal

Maharashtra's railway apparatus in time of crisis was not up to mark: Piyush Goyal

India | May 29, 2020, 02:41 PM IST

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, in an exclusive conversation with India TV said that Maharashtra government's arrangements in terms of usage of railway services in the state were not up to the mark. Speaking on India TV's #TeamModiOnIndiaTV, the minister said that Railways had provided Maharashtra with all the trains the state requested but some of those trains were not used adequately.

Piyush Goyal asks industry to start working for post-COVID period; says worst for economy is over

Piyush Goyal asks industry to start working for post-COVID period; says worst for economy is over

Business | May 27, 2020, 08:50 PM IST

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday asked the industry to start working for the post-COVID period with good ideas and firm implementation plans as worst for the economy is over and revival is in the air.

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal during an exclusive

Migrants’ data provided by Maharashtra incomplete… they have just dumped it on us, says Piyush Goyal

India | May 25, 2020, 09:09 PM IST

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said the data provided by the Maharashtra government didn’t give complete information about the migrant workers and their destinations, which made it extremely difficult for the Railways to work out a final running plan

Big relief for passengers as Indian railways starts reservation ticket counters from today

Indian Railways resumes reservations through selective ticket counters from today

Business | May 22, 2020, 11:56 AM IST

In a big relief for passengers, Indian Railways opens its reservation counters at select stations for booking of only reserved tickets from today, nearly two months after they were shut due to the coronavirus lockdown. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also said an announcement on the resumption of more trains will be made soon.

Railways to run 200 non-ac timetabled trains daily from June 1: Piyush Goyal

Railways to run 200 non-ac timetabled trains daily from June 1, online bookings soon: Piyush Goyal

India | May 19, 2020, 10:19 PM IST

The booking will be done only online and shall commence in few days. Trains will be non AC. No tickets will be sold at any railway station and prospective travelers should not come to the railway station to buy tickets: Railway Ministry

India supplied paracetamol, hydroxychloroquine to over 120 countries in last 2 mths

India supplied paracetamol, hydroxychloroquine to over 120 countries in last 2 mths: Goyal

Business | May 14, 2020, 07:27 PM IST

India has supplied paracetamol and hydroxychloroquine to over 120 countries in the last two months while ensuring the domestic supply, as these two medicines are in huge demand due to COVID-19, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.

Train service to resume, trains, indian railways, lockdown

Trains to Mumbai Central, Howrah, Bengaluru from New Delhi to resume service from tomorrow

India | May 11, 2020, 10:06 AM IST

The Indian Railways will start limited passenger trains service from May 12 (tomorrow, Tuesday) and the bookings will start from today 4 pm onwards. Initially 15 pairs of special trains connecting New Delhi with major stations across India will commence its service.

Railways take COVID-19 precautions, installs lifts without buttons in Jaipur Headquarters

Railways take COVID-19 precautions, installs lifts without buttons in Jaipur Headquarters

India | Mar 20, 2020, 11:26 AM IST

"Taking novel measures to ensure hygiene and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Railways installs unique mechanism to operate lifts without touching buttons at the North Western Railway Headquarters in Jaipur," Piyush Goyal wrote.

Considering barring private agents from booking train tickets: Goyal

Considering barring private agents from booking train tickets: Goyal

India | Mar 13, 2020, 08:33 PM IST

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday that he is considering barring private vendors and agents from booking train tickets for passengers, noting they are no longer needed when tickets can be booked by anyone on a mobile. 

Bullet Train: Railways to conduct DPR for six new routes, Piyush Goyal said in Rajya Sabha.

Bullet Train: Railways to undertake DPR for 6 more high speed corridors

India | Mar 13, 2020, 06:37 PM IST

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today informed the Parliament that apart from the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project, the Indian Railways was going to undertake six more High-Speed Rail (HSR) corridors. 

Private agents no longer needed for booking train tickets: Goyal

Pvt agents no longer needed for booking train tickets: Goyal

India | Mar 13, 2020, 08:30 PM IST

The Union government is considering barring private vendors and agents from booking train tickets for passengers, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal told Lok Sabha on Friday.

Cost of carrying freight likely to be reduced with 2 new dedicated freight corridors: Goyal

Cost of carrying freight likely to be reduced with 2 new dedicated freight corridors: Goyal

India | Mar 11, 2020, 09:59 PM IST

With the implementation of two dedicated freight corridors, the cost of carrying freight is likely to be reduced, the railways ministry told parliament on Wednesday

RRB NTPC Admit Card 2019: Scheduling of written exam is under process, says Piyush Goyal

RRB NTPC Admit Card 2019: Scheduling of written exam is under process, says Piyush Goyal

Career | Mar 08, 2020, 08:41 PM IST

RRB NTPC Admit Card 2019: Many applicants are anticipating the release of RRB NTPC Admit Card 2019 as soon as possible.

India, US have 'almost closed' contours of limited trade pact: Goyal

India, US have 'almost closed' contours of limited trade pact: Goyal

Business | Feb 25, 2020, 07:47 PM IST

India and the US have moved to the next level of engagement having "almost closed" the final contours of limited trade package, and will come up with a comprehensive trade deal going forward, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, CM Banerjee, Kolkata East West metro corridor

Kolkata East-West Metro launch: Mamata says felt bad on not being invited

India | Feb 14, 2020, 03:37 PM IST

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal flagged off the first phase of the Kolkata East-West corridor of the mass rapid transport network, but the TMC gave the event a miss after Banerjee's name did not feature in the list of invitees.

Metro services on Kolkata East-West corridor begins today (Representational image)

Sector V to Salt Lake: Metro services on Kolkata East-West corridor begin today.

Feb 13, 2020, 02:27 PM IST

Kolkata--the city of joy, is all set to welcome India's first 'underwater' metro service. The metro line, which is also the world's cheapest metro services will begin in Kolkata from this week after the partial rollout of the East-West Metro service on February 13.

East building, new west building and Air Concourse at Habibganj Railway Station (irsdc.in)

Coming soon: World-class railway stations at Gandhinagar, Habibganj

India | Feb 05, 2020, 07:21 PM IST

Indian Railways has set the ball rolling for a massive restructuring of some major railway stations in India. The work for a congestion-free entry/exit at Bhopal's Habibganj and Gandhinagar (Gujarat) is already at an advanced stage, Ministery of Railways has said. Tenders for a complete overhaul of Gomtinagar, Anand Vihar, Bijwasan and Chandigarh railway station will also be floated soon.

If I were not a minister today, I would be bidding for Air India, says Piyush Goyal

If I were not a minister today, I would be bidding for Air India, says Piyush Goyal

India | Jan 23, 2020, 04:02 PM IST

As the government works on divesting debt-laden Air India, Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said if he was not a minister, he would be bidding for the airline. Air India has been in the red for long and the government is now in the process of finalising the contours for its disinvestment.  

Indian economy poised to take off, says Piyush Goyal

Indian economy poised to take off, says Piyush Goyal

Business | Jan 23, 2020, 03:33 PM IST

Asserting that the Indian economy is well-poised to take off, Union minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said there is a lot of enthusiasm for making investments in the country.

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