Indian Railways to use vacant land for commercial purpose

Indian Railways has planned utilisation of railway vacant land for commercial use. For this, a statutory body, Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA), has been set up.

Railways network occupies a land area of about 10 lakh acres. About 90% of this land is directly under railway tracks, yards, workshops and allied infrastructure. The vacant land, measuring about 1.13 lakh acres, is mostly in the form of a narrow strip along tracks which railways has been utilising or plans to utilise for its expansion in the form of doubling, third line, quadrupling, gauge conversion, freight corridors, yard remodeling, traffic facility works, workshops, etc and for servicing and maintenance of track and other rail related infrastructure.


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