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  1. Piyush Goyal lauds PM Modi, FM Jaitley for massive capital investments in Indian Railways

Piyush Goyal lauds PM Modi, FM Jaitley for massive capital investments in Indian Railways

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said that under last year of BJP's first term in the governance, and the last year of Congress'in power, the investment in the Indian Railways has tripled.

By: | New Delhi | Published: January 20, 2018 7:19 PM
Railways Minister, Piyush Goyal, PM Modi, FM Jaitley, Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, Indian Railways, Arrah Railway station renovation, Goyal said, “Such massive ramp-up of capital investments couldn’t have been possible without the support of PM & FM.”

With just days left for the Union Budget 2018 and the Railway budget 2018 to be announced, the minister of railways, Piyush Goyal has praised the efforts of the NDA government for capital investment in railways. While speaking to the media, Piyush Goyal compared the capital investment in the railways with the previous regime. He said that under last year of BJP’s first term in the governance, and the last year of Congress’in power, the investment in the Indian Railways has tripled. Piyush Goyal said, “Capital investment in Indian Railways is expected to almost triple between 2013-14, last yr of Congress govt & 2018-19, last year of the 1st term of our government.” Piyush Goyal also lauded the efforts of the finance minister Arun Jaitley and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Goyal said, “Such massive ramp-up of capital investments couldn’t have been possible without the support of PM & FM.”

The Railway Minister, today, inaugurated the Arrah Railway Station’s Renewal Program by video conference. Under this renovation program, the construction of passenger amenities and platform will be expanded at the Arrah Railway Station. While speaking at the event, Railway Minister said, “As the state and central government are acting like a double engine, I have full faith that development in Bihar will be faster.”

At the event, Piyush Goyal said, “The manner in which the beautification of painting has been done at Madhubani station, similarly the story of Veer Kunwar Singh ji can be told at Arrah’s railway station.” Piyush Goyal also talked about the development of East India. He said, “The idea of the development of eastern parts of the country by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the railways should also be involved, and in this area, the railway network becomes a good network, connected to Bihar from every corner of the country, the work has been started here.”

About the budget of the Arrah Railway station renovation, Piyush Goyal said, “Rs 26.60 crores have been sanctioned for the renovation and beautification of Arrah Railway Station and this work will be completed before the end of this year.” He further added, “Now the passengers of Arrah will not have to come to Patna for boarding trains for those destinations for which trains will originate from Arrah itself.”

Piyush Goyal also raised an important issue about the environment and the responsibility among us to ensure its safety. He said, “Environment is the joint responsibility of all of us, we will keep the environment safe and we will be able to give a clean and healthy environment to the next generation.”

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