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Mumbaikars Have High Hopes From New Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

08 September 2017

In his tweets, he congratulated the new ministers as well as those who had been elevated.

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Both his parents have been associated with the BJP, with his father Late Vedprakash Goyal being the Union Minister of Shipping in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Showering praise on his predecessor, new Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said he would follow on the track already laid out by Suresh Prabhu, who he replaced in Sunday's Cabinet reshuffle. "Then P for Prabhu, my elder brother, taught me how to combine the three sectors - power, renewable energy and coal and move towards development at a fast pace", he said.

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Goyal, who was Minister of State with independent charge, held Coal and Power Ministry before his elevation.

Prabhu's roadmap, Goyal said, focused on investment, security and consumer utilities.

"He (Goyal) will play a big role in the progress of the country".

His work in rural electrification earned him some name as the government reported the ministry to have electrified 13,134 remote villages out of 18,452 by April 2017. I wish him all the best and all the success.

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Prabhu meanwhile will take over as the new commerce minister.

Prabhu had offered to quit after a major rail accident in Uttar Pradesh claimed 23 lives last month.

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Mumbaikars Have High Hopes From New Railway Minister Piyush Goyal