The Karachi offices of Pakistan Railways have made the decision to speed up an anti-encroachment operation targeted at reclaiming their properties around the city.
The project seeks to clear the entire KRC line and make other railway properties more useful for generating income.
Sources claim that the choice was made at a meeting of the Divisional Superintendent (DS) Subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Railways of the National Assembly.
The committee sought information during the meeting, which was presided over by MNA Ramesh Lal, regarding the condition of railway lands in Karachi and the advancement of the anti-encroachment operation.
Alternative housing for residents being evicted from the occupied railway lands was another topic of discussion.
According to Ramesh Lal, “The committee was given the assurance by the railway officials that the operation would be undertaken using all feasible methods after seeking some time.
Ramesh further asserted that the railway officials had asked for at least a month, and he expressed assurance that by July 1 there would be significant advancement.
Additionally, in order to use them for revenue production using various models, the operation will also target encroachments on areas that are illegally occupied and along the KCR routes.