Railways To Develop Green Belts Along Railway Tracks


Railways to develop green belts along railway tracks

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th August, 2016) : Pakistan Railways has devised a plan to develop green belts along railway tracks across the country including various Railway stations.

An official of Pakistan Railways said that initially a pilot project was being undertaken from Shahadara to Raiwind for development of First Railway green corridor in joint venture with Punjab Horticultural Authority (PHA). He said on successful completion of pilot project, similar projects would also be initiated at other available locations on the system.

To a question, he denied the reports about the non existence of trees at some railway stations, saying the number of trees had progressively been increased through successive plantation campaigns.

He said the plantation of trees was a regular feature in Pakistan Railways and in every Monsoon season trees were planted in hundreds at Railway Stations and other open areas. During 2014-15,, he said, approximately 49500 saplings were planted over the entire Railway network.