In Tweet Indicating His Exit, Suresh Prabhu Wishes 'Rail Family'

In Tweet Indicating His Exit, Suresh Prabhu Wishes 'Rail Family'

In Tweet Indicating His Exit, Suresh Prabhu Wishes 'Rail Family'

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

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.

Piyush Goyal, New Railways Minister & former Power Minister was present to hand over the charge to Singh.

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

Goyal said the "culture of non-stop work" in the government was practised by Prabhu when he headed the force.

He also described Prabhu as his elder brother and said that it is an emotional moment for him as "Prabhu is my mentor". With Piyush Goyal being a Mumbaikar, the citizens of the Maximum City, as well as the railway officials, are expecting better development of local trains here.

Prabhu's roadmap, Goyal said, focused on investment, security and consumer utilities. "We all have to just follow his track", said Goyal.

"Waterways will prove to be a game changer as this would reduce the cost of transportation for goods and passengers, reduce road congestion as well as play a vital role in reducing pollution".

The three new Ministers of State with independent charge are R.K. Singh (Power, New and Renewable Energy), Hardeep Puri (Housing and Urban Affairs) and K.J. Alphons (Tourism, Electronics and IT).

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

After receiving flak from all the sides for the successive rail derailments, Prabhu had offered to quit on August 23, taking moral responsibility for two train derailments in the span of four days.

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