A media report had last week said Debroy had sent a note to the PMO and Rail Bhawan asking the government to rethink the railways' 100 per cent electrification mission.
Without denying railways' junior minister Manoj Sinha's comments where he said that the railway station would be built as a replica of the Ram temple, Goyal said the design was yet to be finalised.
Private sector firms were only allowed to mine coal for use in their cement, steel, power and aluminium plants. Coal India Ltd (CIL) is the sole commercial miner with 80 percent market share.
While making the announcement, he also said that connecting naxal-affected areas through railways is the government's priority.
He said the development, once in place, would also help control crime and make train travel safer in the country
Piyush Goyal, the railway minister, announced the start of this recruitment drive talking about the Group C & D openings, through a tweet.
"Indian railways plans to have a bidding process to soon come out for expanding solar footprint of railways where NLC India Ltd is also having very aggressive plans and will be bidding very aggressively to try and get those contracts through the bidding process," the Railways Minister told reporters here.
The issues discussed also included understanding the socio-political and economic landscape, creating a sense of collective purpose and leveraging technology as a tool.
It is unclear how long these projects have been pending, but the ministry seeks to complete a major part of them in this financial year
Here to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, Goyal said India has positioned itself as a global statesman in the context of prevailing concerns relating to a fractured world.
Goyal, who is here to attend the World Economic Forum annual meeting, said there is a huge scope for innovations in railways including in signalling systems for which latest technologies of the world are being brought in.
Goyal was speaking here at a World Economic Forum session on 'Designing for smart mobility' where he stressed on the need for smart mobility to optimise traffic flow in India.
Piyush Goyal and Nitin Gadkari have agreed to extend complete cooperation in issuing clearance for infrastructure like overbridges at spots where rail lines and highways intersect.
CIL has a target to produce 1 billion tonne coal by March 2020, up from around 600 MT projected in the current fiscal.
Goyal met representatives from KEC International, Siemens, Larsen and Toubro, Systra MVA Consulting India Pvt Ltd, Tata Projects Ltd and Afcons Infrastructure in Delhi.
Without giving details on the budget allocation for Railways, Goyal told reporters here that he is "satisfied with whatever has been proposed (in the budget)".
He said that 23 stations were being redeveloped in the first stage of the station redevelopment program by zonal railways.
The October, 2017, picture was the most popular of Goyal's posts -- going by those who clicked the "like" button on it.
Soon after taking over as minister, Goyal had instructed all the rail employees working at officers' homes to return to their primary jobs.
Minister of State for railways Rajen Gohain told Lok Sabha that in 2015-2016, the national transporter earned Rs 17,204.06 crore through booking of tickets online and Rs 28,119 crore in offline booking while in 2016-2-017, it earned 19,209.28 crore in online booking and 28,468.81 crore in offline booking.
Under the strategy, companies from only those countries which allow Indian firms to bid for their development projects would be allowed to participate in similar projects in India, Goyal said.
All homes will get 24-hour power by March 2019, he said during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha.
The manipulated system allowed agents to book hundreds of tatkal tickets at a single click of the mouse, officials said.
"A committee has been constituted to deliberate and formulate the draft Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) for the employees of CIL. However, the committee is yet to formulate the VRS," Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written Reply to the Lok Sabha.
Kant pointed out that today, automobile along with automobile component industry is one of the key drivers of India's economic growth, contributing 7.2 per cent to the GDP.