Indian Railway Minister Piyush Goyal says that “Indian Railway is a property of every Indian and will remain too; Indian Railway will never be privatised.”
On Tuesday, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal asserted that Indian Railway will remain under the Government of India in reply to the discussion on Demands for Grants for Railways but private investment should be encouraged for efficient and effectual functioning. He also added that “no death of passenger because of rail accidents are recorded in the last two years and the railways are putting the massive focus on passenger’s safety. The last death due to a train accident happened in March 2019.
He said that the country can progress rapidly and create more massive job opportunities only when the public, as well as private sectors, work collaboratively.
Mr Piyush Goyal also announced that the Modi government has raised the amount invested in railways to ₹ 2.15 lakh crore in 2021-22 fiscal year, from ₹ 1.5 lakh crore in 2019-20 fiscal.
Previously, Suneet Sharma (Railway Board Chairman) said that till March 12, railways freight loading for the fiscal year 2021-21 has exceeded the level attained in the last financial year. It offers a great increase and hence proves the ways in which Indian railways has continued to drive the economy. We have loaded 1145.68 MT of goods during 2020-21 as compared to 1145.61 MT in the year 2019-20. It is in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic which has resulted in a deficit of 70 MT from April to July.
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