• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

The rise and rise of Piyush Goyal, India's new Railway minister

By Vicky

Piyush Goyal got a deserved elevation on Sunday. The new Railways Minister, Goyal was always under consideration for an elevation.

Piyush Goyal

Goyal has been instrumental in turning around the state-owned Coal India, improved power generation capacity, particularly in renewable sector. It is being estimated that India's solar generation capacity would grow to 18 GW, which would be six times the number when Goyal took charge in 2014.

The number of villages in the country that have still not electrified have come down from 18,000 in 2014 to just about 4000 today.

    Modi Cabinet Reshuffle: Piyush Goyal gets Railways, Nirmala Sitaraman gets Defence |Oneindia News

    At 52, Goyal is among the youngest ministers in the government. His rise has been meteoric considering he became a first time minister in 2014. He was first noticed after the last general elections where he was in charge of publicity, advertising and social outreach. He was also, with his career as a successful chartered account and investment banker background, made party treasurer just like his father.

    All along Goyal was tipped to the next Finance Minister. However Arun Jaitley retained that portfolio and Goyal was given Railways considering that the department needed a minister who could turn things around.

    OneIndia News

    For Daily Alerts
    Get Instant News Updates
    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more