Will follow Prabhu's road map, says Goyal

Will follow Prabhu's road map, says Goyal

Will follow Prabhu's road map, says Goyal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi however had asked him to "wait". "He is very talented and we have seen his stellar work in the last three years", Prabhu told ET.

The new Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal took over on Monday from Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, who is now the Minister of Commerce and Industry. Power minister Goyal was handed over the Railways portfolio after Suresh Prabhu offered to step down from his post, in the wake of a spate of train derailments recently.

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.

Goyal would get the help of Lohani, an Indian Railway Service officer who knows the Railways inside-outside, in setting the agenda for Railways.

"For this, the country will be indebted to him, the ministry is indebted to him".

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However, a challenge awaits Goyal as he is taking over the Railways Ministry at a time it is facing big challenges on safety as well as its business.

Nitin Gadkari, who was holding Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, will also head the Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry.

"Goyalji is like my younger brother and now he will take over as new Railway Minister".

The exit of Prabhu from the railways came after last months Muzaffarnagar train accident that claimed 23 lives.

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