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Railways land illegally occupied by defence and govt department

ISLAMABAD: The administrative body of the Lower House of Parliament was educated that different defence offices have occupied 251 acres of Railways land illicitly in various parts of the country, and arrangements were in progress to recover it.

Aside from defence offices, other government offices and commonplace offices additionally possessed many sections of land of Railways land. The Punjab region best the rundown where 2,170 sections of land of land is under infringement, trailed by Sindh with 1,189 sections of land, Balochistan with 619 sections of land and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 251 sections of land. The aggregate number of PR involved/infringed land was 4,229 sections of land. These figures were exhibited by the Railways authorities while instructions the National Assembly Standing advisory group Railways which met with Syed Naveed Qamar in the seat here at Parliament House.

The board was informed that more than 4,229 sections of land of Railways land was involved, which in financial terms likens Rs 92.78 billion. Railroads authorities conceded that a noteworthy partition of the infringed arrive has been in the two areas. In any case, Balochistan was on top of the rundown as for esteem (Rs50.9 billion), trailed by Punjab (Rs22.58 billion), Sindh (Rs11.5 billion) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Rs7.7 billion).

Secretary Parveen Agha, Additional General Manager Humayun Rasheed, Director Land and Property Arshad Salam Khattak and Director General Technical Syed Munawar Shah informed the advisory group individuals. Giving a preparation to the advisory group on steps taken by the Ministry of Railways for the recovery of Pakistan Railways’ territory from unlawful inhabitants, Director Land and Property expressed that 3,550 sections of land of Pakistan Railways’ territory has been recovered from illicit tenants since January 2012.

The advisory group was educated that Railways had an aggregate of 167,690 sections of land incorporating 90,326 sections of land in Punjab, 39,428 sections of land in Sindh, 28,228 sections of land in Balochistan and 9,707 sections of land in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The panel was further educated that the Railways Ministry drew closer the Supreme Court of Pakistan against three regions for not exchanging the association arrive title into its support.

The advisory group was additionally given an instructions on late Railways mishaps. It was educated that the 60% of the mischances were brought on because of unmanned level intersection, unapproved Railways crossing and kept an eye on level intersection. So as to guarantee the wellbeing of trains operations, Pakistan Railways had directed a joint wander studies to redesign existing unmanned level intersections as a team with Provincial and Local District Governments. The Committee prescribed that appropriate strides be taken by the Ministry to stay away from these sorts of episodes in future.

It was further uncovered that 52 million travelers travel through rail each year, around 142465 travelers every day. In the most recent 69 years more than 6.2 billion travelers went with Pakistan Railways. Losses spoke to under 0.00023 percent among them. Henceforth, it was essential to push that the danger of any peril to travelers utilizing trains was factually to a great degree low, while endeavors were being made to enhance security constantly. Amid the most recent 11 years, 129 individuals were slaughtered in various mischances while 9,265 were harmed. The board of trustees was further educated that there were 1,610 unmanned level intersections including 1,147 on branch line and 463 mainline.

The board of trustees was further educated that update work of Mainline (ML-1) has been incorporated into the early reap extends in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Committee additionally chose to constitute a Sub-Committee under the convenership of MNA Ramesh Lal to look at the infringement of Railways’ property in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region.

Sardar Muhammad Irfan Dogar, Rasheed Ahmad Khan, Phyllis Azeem, Ramesh Lal, Engr. Hamid-ul-Haq Khalil, and Naseema Hafeez Panezai went to the meeting, searching for the most reasonable approach to accommodate this grave matter.