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New Delhi : Piyush Goyal on September 4, 2017, took over as the new Railways Minister at Rail Bhavan. Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister for Commerce and Industryand former Railways Minister was present to hand over the charge to Goyal. Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways,  Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board, other Board Members were also present on the  occasion. 

Speaking on the occasion, Goyal said, “Huge Investments in Railways have been made in past three years which will definitely lead to the development in Railways. Indian Railways shall continue on the roadmap of  development.” He also profusely appreciated the efforts put in by his predecessor Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu.

Prabhu extended his best wishes to Goyal. He said that the present government gives la ot of importance to the development of Railway Sector as growth of Railways leads to the nation’s progress. He expressed his confidence that  Goyal will continue to work hard to achieve desired objectives. Later, Goyal held the meeting with the Railway Board Members.

A Rajya Sabha Member since 2010, Goyal had a brilliant academic record – all-India second rank holder Chartered Accountant and second rank holder in Law in Mumbai University.

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