Piyush Goyal, who took charge of the
Railway Ministry on Monday from Suresh Prabhu, has reiterated that ensuring
safety and convenience of passengers would be his prime focus.
Prabhu has been given the charge of the
Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Speaking to journalists recently, Goyal
said, “The focus of the Rail Ministry will continue to be safety and convenience
“Huge investments in Railways have been
made in past three years which will definitely lead to the development in
“Indian Railways shall continue on the
roadmap of development,” he said.
During his 33 year long political career,
he has held several important positions at different levels in the BJP and is
in the National Executive of the Party.
Prior to this, he was Minister of State
(Independent Charge) of Ministries of Power; Coal; New and Renewable Energy
& Mines. He continues to hold coal portfolio.