Indian Railways completes Digitization of Land Records

Mapping of all fixed assets including land on GIS of Indian Railways also started

Indian Railways Digital IndiaNew Delhi: Indian Railways has completed most of the work related to digitization of land record i.e. maintaining land data (details of acquisition/area/usages and land plans) in digital form, for this purpose a web based application called Land Management Module integrated with Track Management System (TMS) of Indian Railways has been developed.

Indian Railways have also digitized details of vacant plots of land measuring more than one acre to chalk out the blue print for monetization of its vacant land.

Indian Railway has also started mapping of all fixed Railway assets including land on Geographical Information System (GIS) of Bhuvan Satellite Imagery of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) integrated with Track Management System (TMS) of Indian Railways. This system would provide the status of Railway land whether encroached or not and thus would be helpful in tackling the menace of encroachment.

Pilot of GIS mapping of IR network and land parcel has already been started on Delhi division of Northern railway. After successful implementation of the same, it will be extended to whole Indian Railways network.

Aiming at commercial exploitation of surplus land, the Railways has undertaken digitisation of records related to vacant plots owned by it across the country. Land which is not required for operational purposes in the foreseeable future is being identified by all railways zones as vacant land, said a senior Railway Ministry official. Railways has approximately 43,000 hectares of vacant land which can be exploited commercially.

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