Pakistan Railways retrieves 27,04,750 Acres of Land from Illegal Occupants

ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan Railways has retrieved around 27,04,750 acres land from illegal occupant. An official of Pakistan Railways told that anti-encroachment campaign was initiated in February last year and 2537.166 acres land out of total 5662.667 acres encroached land at that time has been retrieved upto June 23, 2013.
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As result of a fresh campaign started on June 24, 2013 another 172.350 acres land has been retrieved so far by PR. He said efforts were underway to retrieve the remaining encroached land. To a question, he said, total length of railway track in Balochistan is 1202 kilometers and no new railway track was laid in the province during the last five years.
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To another question, he said, feasibility study to link Deep Sea Gwadar Port with existing railway network has been completed.

The proposed route of Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab- Panjgur-Basima-Surab-Mastung is 901 kilometers in length and Rs.180.163 billion has been submitted to Planning Commission for approval.  He said feasibility study for restoration of 295 kilometers Bostan-Zhob and its further extension of 210 kilometers from Zhob to Kotia Jam via D.I. Khan has been completed.
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