Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
18-November-2010 14:27 IST
Encroachment on Railway land
Indian Railways have approximately 10.65 lakh acre of land, out of which 2460 acres of land, which constitutes 0.23 per cent of total land holding, is under encroachment. Railways are engaged in a continuous exercise to remove encroachments as per provisions of Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971. Protection of Railway land/property from encroachments is a exercise which is done by providing boundary walls, fencing, tree plantation, etc. at vulnerable locations on a programmed basis. In the last three years, the area of encroached Railway land has decreased.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri K.H. Muniyappa in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.