Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday said in a written reply in the House that Railways has provided employment to 3,50,204 people between 2014 and 2022.
Even with Covid curbs lifted and most passenger train services resumed, the Railways is yet to bring back its linen service in over 594 express trains.
A little over a year ahead of the next Parliamentary elections, the Union railway ministry is working overtime to roll out the sets of 75 new semi-high speed Vande Bharat Express trains.
This initiative of SWR to modernise - an all IP telecom infrastructure is among the first of its kind to replace the ageing Time Division Multiplexing.
The ministry had constituted the committee to look into the concerns following violence and vandalism of railway property in Bihar, UP and other states.
This comes after the Railway Minister was asked about the reasons behind shutting down the Thiruvananthapuram Railway Recruitment Board.
The two Vande Bharat trains of version-I are currently running between New Delhi and Varanasi and the Delhi and Katra in Kashmir with 95 per cent of occupancy.
Union Railway minister said that the Public Private Partnership mode was found a quite successful especially in providing 'last mile rail connectivity' to many ports and industrial clusters.
The detailed project report has been submitted to the Union railway ministry, finance department and central cabinet for the final nod.
Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman is defence minister; Piyush Goyal gets railways, Suresh Prabhu commerce
Nine new ministers have been inducted into Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers on Sunday morning and four MoS have been promoted to the Union cabinet.