Then Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's Rail Budget 2014 highlights.
Sadananda Gowda announces decision to launch diamond quadrilateral of high speed trains among other announcements.
In a pre-budget move, cash-strapped railways in June 2014 effected a steep across-the-board hike of 14.2 per cent in passenger fares in all classes and a 6.5 per cent increase in freight rates to garner Rs 8000 crore a year.
Bar certain operations, India wants private participation in all areas of railways, said then rail minister Sadananda Gowda on July 8 2014. (AP)
Revamping railway reservation system into next generation e-ticketing, Wi-Fi services in major stations and in select trains, mobile based wakeup calls for passengers were announced in the Rail Budget 2014.