Over 112 Hectares of Encroached Land retrieved by Railways: MOSR

New Delhi: Railways has retrieved a total of 112.67 hectares of encroached land in the last three years, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Responding to supplementaries, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said encroachments caused bottlenecks at certain locations and safety hazards in train operations. Ultimately, it affects the revenue of railways which may not be feasible to assess.

He said out of 4.58 lakh hectares of land available with the railways, 930 hectares or 0.