Goyal also 'asserted that predatory pricing will not be allowed and necessary action will be taken against defaulters,' the statement said.
The direction came during a review meeting chaired by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and attended by General Managers (GMs) of Zonal Railways/Production Units, Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) through video-conference.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in April last year asked payment firms to ensure their data are stored exclusively on local servers, setting a tight six-month deadline for compliance.
According to one of the persons present in the meeting, the primary view of these companies was that data of Indian consumers should be used for the benefit of the Indian economy, keeping the privacy of users in mind.
The other areas of discussion also included threats from foreign competition and the need for a level playing field and impact of anti-competitive practices like predatory pricing.
The issues being faced by engineering sector were discussed in detail during a meeting which was attended by Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, senior officials of both the ministries, top steelmakers and representatives of engineering export sector.
"The slowdown in global trade is of serious concern to all of us as it adversely affects economic growth, development and job creation," Goyal said.
Goyal said this while addressing members of the Board of Trade and the Council of Trade Development and Promotion.
Piyush Goyal has the Ministry of Railways, as well as the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Considered a blue-eyed boy of both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, Goyal was given the finance portfolio in May last year which he held till August, while Arun Jaitley was recuperating from a kidney transplant.
Policies to raise farm income could be spelt out in the budget, as also measures to spur investment and private sector hiring
After violence and arson marred BJP president Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata, a party delegation, including Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, rushed to the EC, seeking its immediate intervention to ensure free and fair polls in the state.
About Azhar's case, the railway and coal minister said, "It is the result of the most successful foreign policy initiative under Narendra Modi's leadership."
"Odisha government has not been extending necessary cooperation and help for proper implementation of a number of projects. As a result, the railways network in the state still remains poor," the minister alleged.
The officials were informed that a portal is being developed to manage targets, monthly achievements, KPIs and data analytics online.
Imran Khan has said he believes there may be a better chance of peace talks with India and settle the Kashmir issue if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party BJP wins the general elections. He said other parties would be afraid of right-wing backlash in case of settlement on the Kashmir issue.
The party was reacting to queries on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan accusing the BJP of "whipping up war hysteria" and making a "false claim" of downing an F-16 aircraft.
"Fifty years after his (Rahul's) grandmother giving the slogan of 'garibi hatao', why are there still so many poor people in the country? Rahul Gandhi should answer that first," Goyal told reporters here.
Speaking at an event titled 'IIT ke Mann ki Baat', which was part of ruling BJP's 'Bharat ke Mann ki Baat' campaign, Goyal said the government has brought sustainable changes instead of temporary adjustments.
The cabinet in September 2018 had approved a proposal for the complete electrification of the Indian Railways in the next four years, reducing dependence on imported fossil fuel and saving revenue for the national carrier.
He asserted that India would export trains made by its engineers to Italy, but not import anything from there. Goyal, also the Coal Minister, made his remarks in a ceremony to dedicate to the country a 1,000-megawatt (MW) thermal power project of NTPL and a 150-MW solar power projects of NLC India Ltd in southern Tamil Nadu.
The 1,000-MW coal-fired thermal power project of NTPL is a joint venture between NLCIL and TANGEDCO with an equity participation of 89:11.
The decision comes four days after a BJP delegation from the state met Goyal in the national capital demanding formation of a railway zone.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said Wednesday that the reservation charts will now be available for public viewing on the internet and will facilitate the prospective passengers in getting the information of the vacant berths available in the train after the preparation of the chart.
The portal, Rail Drishti Dashboard, will also have information about movement of trains, freight and passenger earnings, stations and tickets.