Pakistan Railway hopes to vacate all encroached land


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan Railways is hoping to recover millions of acres of land from illegal occupants after completion of the Land Record Management Information System (LRMS) – to be finalized by June this year.

Official sources in the Ministry told APP that the Railways would complete the management work of its land record under the modern arrangements aimed at evaluating exact position of its land and status across the country.

The LRMS, they said, would make it possible to provide accurate information about ownership, location and conditions of the PR property and land so that due course of action could be initiated for getting possession.

“The ministry is hopeful that millions of acres of railways land will be recovered after the formation of system and transparency,” they added.

The sources said, Pakistan Railways was also struggling to win the “Title of Land” in the name of the railways from the provinces and the work on the project has already been under progress on the directions of Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique.

The work on “Title of Land” has almost been completed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and authorities of other provinces are also being contacted in this regard, they added.

Besides, they said, efforts were underway for value addition of its land through a transparent system and 300 shops were being setup with the investment of three PR companies including PRACS, RAILCOP and REDAMCO.

Around 1000 more shops would be constructed during the current year, the sources added.

Source: APP

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