Not just image, Goyal need to transform Railways

Chelsea West
September 8, 2017

Piyush Goyal, who was also promoted to Cabinet minister, has been allocated the railway portfolio. The move, that came amidst a spate of accidents putting the role of Prabhu in question, did not surprise anyone.

Goyal took charge of the railways at a time when the national carrier is facing severe criticism over its safety record following two back to back derailments in a span of four days last month, which forced Prabhu to make an offer to quit taking moral responsibility for the accidents.

Piyush Goyal has been given charge of the railway ministry.

Pradhan's elevation was backed by the success of some of the key schemes of Modi's government - the "Give It Up" for LPG subsidies and the direct benefit transfer of the PAHAL scheme.

The minister, who is also in charge of the coal ministry, will have to work towards implementing the soon to be launched Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed train.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has revamp his cabinet.

He pointed out that Prabhu then headed a task force for interlinking rivers of which Goyal was a member.

He also described Prabhu as his elder brother and said that it is an emotional moment for him as "Prabhu is my mentor".

Suresh Prabhu will take over the Commerce Ministry after Nirmala Sitharaman was elevated to the cabinet as Defence Minister.

Speaking to media after assuming his office, Singh said that there is lot of dynamism in both the Power & Renewable Energy Ministries which will be continued.

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