Piyush Goyal said that the Opposition's approach of 'my way or highway is highly condemnable' and the country also condemns such attitude.
The Railways has prepared 4,000 coaches with 64,000 beds as isolation wards for Covid patients, which will be provided to states on demand.
A ramp for the Oxygen Express was built by the Central Railway at Kalamboli overnight to facilitate loading of the roll-on-roll-off oxygen trucks on the train.
Union minister Piyush Goyal will be replacing Thawar Chand Gahlot, who resigned from the post before the Union Cabinet expansion, which took place on July 7.
Delhi recorded the highest single-day rise in its Covid-19 death toll with 380 more people succumbing to the infection on Monday.
Piyush Goyal said that online monitoring through CCTV cameras is done at passenger reservation centre as well as other areas of major railway stations.
The country is grappling with a raging second wave of the pandemic with lakhs of patients and their family members anxiously scouring for oxygen beds in hospitals, cylinders, medicines and other medical facilities.
Besides Piyush Goyal and Bhupender Yadav, party leaders Sambit Patra, Anirban Ganguly and Swapan Dasgupta were also in the BJP delegation
The decision to allow the general public to avail the local train services was announced by the Union railways minister Piyush Goyal on Friday.
It was decided during the meeting that the Rajya Sabha would sit on February 13, instead of the scheduled sitting on February 15, the sources said.
The last round of talks was conducted on Wednesday in which the government had offered the farmers to stay the implementation of new farm laws for 12-18 months.
Kulwant Singh Sandhu of Jamuri Kisan Sabha said, 'The government is on backfoot and it has started yielding ground to us'
One of the trains, Jan Shatabdi Express is equipped with the 'Vista-dome tourist coach' which offers large viewing areas with rooftop glasses and seats for...
Addressing the media after the meeting with the farmers, Tomar said Rahul's statements and actions are laughed at even within his own party.
The minister also denied giving any proposal to Punjab's Nanaksar Gurudwara head Baba Lakha, for ending the stalemate
Goyal along with agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar and minister of state for commerce Som Parkash is holding talks with around 40 farmer unions
The sixth round of talks between the two sides are being held after a considerable gap. The fifth round of talks was held on December 5.
The Centre will hold the next round of talks with protesting farm unions on Wednesday
The talks between the government and the protesting unions began at the Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi around 2.30 pm.
Ahead of the meeting, Tomar and Goyal, along with senior union ministers Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah, had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Centre, led by three Union ministers, after more than four hours of discussions, seeks more time.
Over 35 farmer leaders had held a three-hour meeting on Tuesday at Vigyan Bhavan with the ministerial delegation.
Farmer leader Hannan Mollah says the farmer unions will be meeting at the Singhu border in Delhi today and decide the future course of action.
During the lunch break, a small van carrying food for around 40 people was seen outside the meeting location.
Railway minister Piyush Goyal said the initiative will be the contribution of the Railways towards a plastic-free India.
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