Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is learnt to have tasked the telecom PSU Railtel with exploring the feasibility of the idea, wherein digital content at waiting rooms and also perhaps in select trains can be viewed wearing 3D glasses or maybe even virtual reality glasses.
Five preliminary studies of proposed routes were done, commissioned during minister Suresh Prabhu’s time. The new plan, to study the feasibility, has not yet got the Cabinet vetting and its inter-ministerial consultation is going on.
After exercising restraint for the better part of its tenure since 2014, the 500 additional stops, all approved by the NDA government in the last three months, is about a 200 per cent jump from 2017-18, when records show only 154 such stops were approved.
Sources said the IRCTC is working on the details, including expenditure. “The labeling on the packets is such that all information about the food, including the details of where it was cooked and packed, are already provided,” said a senior railway official.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday met the Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal at the Presidential Palace in Delhi to discuss the ongoing energy crisis in Nepal. Nepal has been importing 280 MW from India to meet its energy demand. Nepal declared energy emergency last week targeting an end to the ongoing power crisis within the next two years. Import from India will play a crucial part in meeting Nepal's power demand during the emergency period.
Canberra, Feb 11 (ANI): Minister for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, said Australia assured of providing full support to their mission of providing access to affordable energy to every citizen. Goyal was speaking at a news conference after holding an Energy Security Dialogue with Australian Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Josh Frydenberg, in Canberra. Goyal is leading a delegation for the third India-Australia Energy Security Dialogue, which is being held from February 8-11. He also presented the idea of Australia providing gas to India on affordable rates. During the news conference, Frydenberg mentioned that though the Australian Government could not determine the prices of gas, a regulatory framework could be made that can facilitate lower prices.
Brisbane, Feb 08 (ANI): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Monday said that the Government of India is willing to consider long term fixed price contracts with Australia for the supply of gas which will enable power producer to enter into a power supply contract at an affordable price. Goyal is leading a delegation for the 3rd India-Australia Energy Security dialogue in Australia.While addressing a roundtable in Brisbane earlier today on the business opportunities for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and Coal Bed Methane, Goyal stated that additionally, opportunities to control the entire value chain right from gas production, liquefaction, shipping, re-gasification and power generation can be evaluated at the current historic low prices of many of these activities. He also stressed that since coal based power is available in India at less than 5 cents per unit, the LNG providers should consider supplying gas to India at a price that is comparable.
Tokyo, Jan 14 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal, who is presently in Tokyo to attend the eighth India-Japan Energy Dialogue, said on Thursday that the primary objective of the government is to make Japanese power firms invest in ‘Make in India’ to further provide 24x7 electricity access to the people of the country. Goyal said that he discussed and understood the challenges the Indian grids will face, particularly with the infusion of large amount of renewable energy. Goyal further assured that this engagement with the Japanese power companies will be taken to the next level in India.