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Hope my rail budget will meet expectations Gowda* Receipts in 2014-15 estimated at Rs.164,374 crore, expenditure at Rs.149,176 crore

* Fare revision will bring in Rs.8,000 crore; need another Rs.9,000 crore for golden quadrilateral project

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* Backbone of supply chain of defence establishment

* Carry one billion tonnes of freight every year

* Decline in traffic growth in 2013-14

* Would require Rs.5 lakh crores in 10 years for modernisation

* Receipts in 2013-14 were Rs.139,550 crore; expenditure was Rs.130,321 crore

* Spend 94 paisa of every rupee earned, leaving a surplus of only 6 paisa

* With 12,500 trains, railways move 23 million passengers every day; equivalent to moving Australia’s population

* Target to become largest freight carrier in the world