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Piyush Goyal takes charge as Railway Minister


IANS New Delhi
A day after being sworn in as Cabinet Minister, Piyush Goyal on Friday took charge as the Railway Minister for a second time and said that he will do more to improve passenger comfort and freight transportation.
"I want to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving me the charge of the Railway Ministry again. In last five years under his leadership the facilities in Railways and other things have witnessed immense change," Goyal told media after assuming charge here at the Rail Bhawan along with Angadi Suresh Channabasappa, Minister of State for Railways.
Goyal said: "In the next five years we will give more pace to facilities and bring more pace to infrastructure works and improve the travel comfort and also increase freight transportation, so I have come here to take charge."
This is the second time that Goyal has been given the charge of the Railway Ministry. He first became Railway Minister in September 2017.
Channabasappa said that he will work under the guidance of Goyal and Modi.

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 5:00 PM IST

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