New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) The railways will recruit 20,000 more people, in addition to filling up 90,000 vacancies announced earlier, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today. Also Read - Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to Undergo Surgery to Remove Kidney Stone, Says 'Will Be Back Soon’

The available vacancies have now been increased to 1,10,000 from previously 90,000, he said in a tweet. Also Read - After Ram Vilas Paswan's Demise, Piyush Goyal Gets Additional Charge of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

“110,000 jobs in Railways for youth: One of the world’s biggest recruitment drive gets even bigger,” Goyal wrote on twitter. Also Read - Kolkata Metro East-West Corrider: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Inaugurates First Train From Phoolbagan Station

Officials said more than two crore individuals have applied for different posts in railways in response to the jobs announcement earlier this year.

The minister said there was a total of 9,000 job vacancies in the Railway Police Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) and more than 10,000 other additional jobs up for grabs.

Officials said online tests will be held for jobs in the railway police, locomotive drivers and technicians.

The notification and application for Group C (26,502 Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) and Technician posts) and Group D (62,907 posts) are already out.

The notification for RPF and RPSF will be published in the month of May 2018. The last date for Group C and D online application is March 31, 2018 till 23.59 hours, railways said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.