Railway Minister hospitalised in Mumbai, was in city to take stock of FOB work

Railway Minister hospitalised in Mumbai, was in city to take stock of FOB work 1
Goyal visited Elphinstone Road railway station and reviewed the progress of foot over bridge’s construction yesterday

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, who is on a brief visit to the city, had to be admitted to Breach Candy Hospital on Wednesday evening after he complained of sudden stomach pain.

Goyal complained of severe stomach and throat pain after addressing a review meeting of senior Central and Western Railway officials at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus yesterday evening.

A Railway medical team and an ambulance were summoned but he chose to walk to his car and drove to the hospital.

“After holding a review meeting with the officials, the minister complained of uneasiness due to acidity. An ambulance was called as part of protocol though he was fit enough to walk and preferred to travel in his own vehicle,” an official said.

Later in the night, officials confirmed that he was doing fine.

Earlier in the day, Goyal visited Elphinstone Road railway station to take stock of the status the construction of foot overbridge there, being built by the Indian Army engineering teams.

“Visited Elphinstone Road railway station and reviewed the progress of foot over bridge’s construction. The Army has been working tirelessly to build the infrastructure within the given timeline,” the minister tweeted after his visit.

“We discussed the work-in-progress. We are hopeful the foot overbridge will be completed before the schedule of January 31. A fresh tender has been awarded for constructing a new 12 metre foot over bridge, giving commuters two options,” he told media.

Later, he held a series of meetings with Western Railway and Central Railway officials, and was due to address a media conference which was cancelled due to his health conditions.

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