Government permitted Railways to use its Land for Metro Networks
Union Cabinet of India gave its approval to the proposal of the Indian Railways for permitting use of its land for metro networks.
The Union Cabinet of India on 18 April 2013 gave its approval to the proposal of the Indian Railways for permitting use of its land for crossing metro networks under ground, on the surface as well as elevated/over ground. The Indian Railways will also allow opening of Kendriya Vidyalayas on its land in order to provide adequate educational facilities to children of railway staff/officials placed in remote areas, and where educational institutions are not adequate.
Exchange of railway land with central/state governments, department/local bodies for setting up public utilities shall also be entered into by the Indian Railways, wherever considered mutually beneficial.