Goyal, who was to address a press conference at the Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at around 6:30 PM, was rushed to the private hospital here when he complained of uneasiness.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal expressed grief over the accident and extended his condolences to the families of the deceased.
The meeting is significant as the project to introduce these trains has been in cold storage since the Indian Railways conducted trials last year to validate their speed potential.
Many MPs had requested that they want to focus on the Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, Goyal said responding to a question on delay in holding the winter session of Parliament.
Goyal, who has an active presence on social media, gave a 884-word defence of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR), popularly known as the 'Bullet Train'. He also included several graphics with pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to illustrate his point.
Goyal approved several rail projects for the state while chairing a high level meeting of officials in the presence of state Chief Minister Raman Singh here.
On Gandhi's another demand for bringing fuel under the ambit of the GST, a move which he claimed will make petrol and diesel cheaper, Goyal said if the Congress supports such a course at the GST Council, the government is willing to "move forward" in that direction.
It is a year since the government decided to demonetise the old 500 and 1000 rupee notes. Where does the economy stand post that, what have been the lessons learnt and what can we expect on the road ahead? In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Piyush Goyal, Railway Minister, Government of India shared his views on the same.
A quantum jump in the size and growth of food processing sector is needed, which would be in sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of doubling farmer's income by 2022, industry body CII quoted Goyal as saying in a statement.
"This target is not unachievable. Please take this as a challenge and turn this into a possibility," Goyal said at the 43rd foundation day celebration of CIL here last evening.
Goyal said that the electrification initiative would help save the national transporter around Rs 10,000 crore yearly on fuel bill
The plants on the roof tops of Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Anand Vihar and Delhi railway stations will generate 76.5 lakh units of solar power cumulatively per year and shall meet about 30 per cent of the energy requirement of these stations, the officials said.
The multidisciplinary teams, set up in the wake of the Elphinstone Road station stampede, have also suggested a slew of steps to improve rail infrastructure and provide better amenities to suburban passengers, including setting up more CCTV cameras.
Goyal adds that Jay Shah will sue The Wire for Rs 100 crore for article making “false, derogatory and defamatory imputation” against him.
Speaking at the International Conference on Technological Advancements in Railway and Metro Projects, Goyal also said that budget allocations are a limitation and tend to hold back research and innovation.
Goyal was speaking on the sidelines of the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Monetising the real estate assets as well as fast tracking some of the existing investment plans would generate a lot of employment opportunities in the railways and the ecosystem around it, he said.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is keen to be a beneficiary of the 2.6 billion-dollar deal between the Railways and General Electric, reports NDTV.
The Railways has taken a series of decisions to improve passenger safety including giving high priority to foot overbridges and installing CCTV cameras.
The minister said that he met ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar few days back and Indian Railways along with RailTel are working together to explore use of space technology for safety in railways.
The Central Railway will introduce 14 additional suburban services on its harbour line and trans-harbour line each, while the Western Railway would introduce 32 new services on its corridor, which will be effective from October 1," said a statement issued by the Central and Western Railway today.
Piyush Goyal's comments came after GE said this week that the Indian government's 'Make in India' initiative would be undermined if the railway ministry went ahead with changes to a joint venture with the conglomerate.
General Electric had won a $2.6 billion contract in 2015 to supply Indian Railways with 1,000 diesel locomotives. As per the deal, GE is to build a manufacturing facility in Bihar, and two maintenance sheds elsewhere in the country, to service the locomotives over 11 years.
He was referring to 'Saubhagya - Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana' which is speculated to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 6 pm on Monday.
The important things which are involved in the process include availability of equipment and adequate infrastructure.