4,400 Acres Railway Land Under Un-authorized Occupation Across Country
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Feb, 2021 ) :Around 4,400 acres land of Pakistan Railways is under un-authorized occupation of institutions and private persons in all over the provinces of the country right now.
Giving details, a Ministry of Railways official told APP that around 382 acres land was under un-authorized occupation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 1,937 acres in Punjab, 1,510 acres in Sindh and 571 acres in Balochistan province.
He said that the Railways land was primarily used for operational purpose or was reserved for future expansion/development works.
However, he said that Pakistan Railways also leases its surplus land all over the network for various purposes such as commercial and agricultural purposes etc as per Engineering Code Para 607 "Management of Land".
The land was leased out through competitive bidding after advertisement in the newspaper, in a transparent manner, generating handsome revenue from commercial leasing of Railway land such as premium shops/khokha shops, agriculture purposes, parking stands and stacking etc, he added.