New Delhi:  Railway Minister D. V. Sadananda Gowda has said that Indian Railways holds vast land assets which need to be digitized and GIS mapped for better management and usage.

Presenting the Railway Budget for 2014-15  in Parliament today, Gowda said resources mobilization using land assets will be explored through private participation in setting up railway related business in railway lands as well as for commercial development.

“This would hold Railways in protecting the lands as well as leveraging it for raising resources,” he added.

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