RAWALPINDI – Rawalpindi Division of Pakistan Railways will get over Rs 146 million on account of rent from illegal occupants of railways land including some government departments.“Pakistan Railways has issued notices to the occupants of its 33 acre land in different localities for payment of more than Rs 146 million as land charges. They have used railways land for last several years and they have been issued notices as per directives of the Supreme Court of Pakistan,” Divisional Superintendent of Railways Syed Munawar Shah said in a report. The report was submitted in a recent meeting of the Sub-Committee of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Railways held here. According to the official data, the Housing and Physical Planning Department of Rawalpindi is occupying 7.75 acres Railway land for which an amount of Rs 124 million is outstanding against the department on account of cost of land.“Railway land measuring 8.05 acre land is under unauthorized occupation of Tehsil Municipal Administration of Chakwal in shape of a park named Allied Park Chakwal. TMA has been asked to vacate the Railway land and pay land lease charges from 1990 to 2011,” the report said.The National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) has agreed to pay its outstanding rental charges of around Rs 20 million.“In first instalment, the commission will pay Rs 67,49,225 on or before 31-7-2012. The second instalment of Rs 1, 25,34,275 will be paid to railways on or before 31st July 2013 including annual rent of Rs 57,85,050 for the year 2012-2013. While, the third instalment of Rs 1,25,34,275 will be paid on or before 31st July, 2014 including annual rent of Rs 57, 85,050 for the year 2013-2014”Different government departments have encroached around 15.97 acre railway land where they have constructed illegal roads.The Divisional Railways has issued notices to these departments to pay land lease charges and sign a formal agreement with Pakistan Railways to regularize these illegal roads. “In case of receiving no response, the cases will be referred to the National Accountability Bureau as per orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan,” the report added.