Nearly 12,066 acres of surplus land of railways are now up for grabs. The national transporter has written to 13 states asking them to either buy or exchange these land parcels for developmental projects.
A letter written by the Railway Board last month to the chief secretaries of West Bengal, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Assam stated that they send in proposals to use these land parcels which have remained unused.
“These land parcels can be used by the state governments for construction of highways, roads or any other useful purpose… The amount payable for the land will be in all cases be its market value on the date of transfer… The land can also be transferred to the state government on the basis of exchange of land with state government land which may be useful to the railways on equitable cost basis,” said the letter. Read More
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