Piyush Goyal takes charge as Minister of Railways

Cabinet reshuffle: Jaitley retains both portfolio

The officials say that Goyal can help frame a policy at a central level and also inspect local station and improve facilities for commuters travelling in local trains.

The new minister said his predecessor was his mentor with whom he had worked on earlier occasions.

Nirmala Sitharaman emerged as the biggest gainer of the cabinet reshuffle today as Prime Minister Modi gave her the heavyweight Defence portfolio, while Piyush Goyal replaced Suresh Prabhu in the Railway Ministry in a major rejig, which saw nine new faces being inducted. "He (Prabhu) has worked with my father in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government", he said. For Goyal, the railways high operating ratio, which reflects poor financial health, will also be a matter of concern. With Piyush Goyal being a Mumbaikar, the citizens of the Maximum City, as well as the railway officials, are expecting better development of local trains here.

"I had just come from Mumbai and I didn't know the P of Power".

Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings dislocates wrist, out 12 weeks
Bituli forced a Tech fumble and Cortez McDowell jumped on the miscue at the Yellow Jacket 46, and the Vols were in business. Dormady found Callaway once again for a huge throw and catch as the ball went to the Tech 27-yard line on a 40-yard bomb.

Prabhu's roadmap, Goyal said, focused on investment, security and consumer utilities. Goyal will continue to head the Coal Ministry along with Railways.

"Waterways will prove to be a game changer as this would reduce the cost of transportation for goods and passengers, reduce road congestion as well as play a vital role in reducing pollution".

Pradhan was given the additional charge of Skill Development Ministry. In fact, the huge ongoing exercise for capacity augmentation in tracks and network expansion, whose seeds were sown during Prabhu's time, will start showing results in a year or so, with a much-needed push in execution, the minister said.

The exit of Prabhu from the railways came after last months Muzaffarnagar train accident that claimed 23 lives.

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