Railways can create 10 lakh jobs within a year: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, Oct 5: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday claimed Indian Railways ecosystem can generate as much as 10 lakh jobs within a year.

While speaking at the World Economic Forum’s India summit, Goyal said “There are 2,000 railway stations in India that don’t have a booking office. So rather than having a ticketing office, why not encourage a local entrepreneur from the village to book tickets and earn a commission”, the Business Standard reported.

However, the problem is that the system is slow to move, he added.

On railways safety, Goyal stated it is priority of Indian Railways, adding there is no limit for Rail Safety Fund.

“I have answered enough to the pessimistic people. Now, it’s the time to think of the nation”, Goyal on bullet trains.

Wefornews Bureau 

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