After meeting senior Railway Board officials in the morning, Vaishnaw is now meeting general managers (GMs) and divisional railway managers of zonal railways.
The goods train was seen off by Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw as scores of mediapersons and railway officials looked on.
"Considering the administrative information received so far, the Railway Board has recommended that the case should be further probed by the CBI," Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge alleged that Modi was busy flagging off trains while not paying attention to railway safety. He called for fixing accountability of all posts from top to bottom to prevent such incidents in future.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw tweeted that track linking Up-line has been restored and overhead electification work has also started.
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"Something must be behind this. The truth must come out. Why didn't the anti-collision system work?" West Bengal CM and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said.
“I heard it can go up to 500," Mamata Banerjee said, which prompted Ashwini Vaishnaw to tell her that "it is 238 as per the state government's data".
Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, who was present at the site of India’s worst rail accidents in over two decades, has announced an investigation into the crash that left more than 900 people injured
Talking to reporters at the Guwahati railway station ahead of the launch of the semi-high speed Guwahati-New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express, he also said by June, all states where electrification of routes has been done, will have Vande Bharat trains.
Speaking at the conclave, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Prime Minister Modi has brought in a change in the mindset and earned the trust and faith of the people of this country through his unflinching 'Seva Bhaav'.
The minister said in the next three to four years, railway tracks will be upgraded to support the maximum speed of 160 kmph of Vande Bharat trains.
BSNL's 4G network would be upgraded to 5G by November-December, the minister has said.
The scheme aims to enhance the domestic manufacturing of laptops, tablets, all-in-one PCs, servers, and ultra-small form factor devices.
Union Ministers Mansukh Mandaviya and Ashwini Vaishnaw hold cabinet briefing. Cabinet Clears PLI Scheme For IT Hardware, Fertiliser Subsidy Cut. Watch live.
Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the government is working with WhatsApp and other OTT platforms to de-register the numbers from their platforms which are found out to be fraudulent.
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has lauded India's digital public goods such as Aadhaar, United Payments Interface and Digilocker in the recent past.
Tim Cook, who has spent the ongoing week in India launching the two Apple stores in Mumbai and New Delhi, has spent his time away from the store launches meeting various dignitaries.
Apple CEO also met IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and sought support for building the component ecosystem in the country to further boost manufacturing of its devices
Ashwini Vaishnaw said 'wait for a few weeks, there will be a big announcement'.
According to a presentation made by a senior DRDO official at the conclave, more than $30 billion has already been invested globally in the novel technology and that wars of the future will be fought on the quantum front
The highest rail bridge in the world, the Chenab Bridge in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, is set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2024. In an exclusive interview with Network18, Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw confirmed that the Katra-Banihal line on which the bridge is located is ready for opening and will be dedicated to the nation by January 2024. This section is strategically important as it connects the Kashmir Valley to the rest of the country via rail. Watch the full interview!
The rollout of 5G in India has been hailed to be among the fastest in the world.
Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for IT and Communications, also noted the rapid strides taken by India in areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and quantum computing.