The Indian Railways is planning to lease out some of its real estate assets to rake in Rs 600 crore in rentals, a senior Railways official said.
"We plan to lease 15 plots in different metros and Tier 11 cities on long lease this fiscal and hope to net Rs 600 crore through this," Rail Land Development Authority, Member-Finance F Mehmood told PTI here today.
"We have identified a land-bank of 1,900 hectares for development. This will be leased out in phases. We have appointed 15 consultants for this purpose," he said.
Most of the land available for lease is in the eastern region, he said.
Leasing its land for residential purposes is not under consideration at present, the official said but added that "if good proposals come, then we may think about it".
In the first phase, property in Bandra in Mumbai, Aurangabad (Maharashtra) and Jamnagar (Gujarat) are among the plots the Railways is planning to lease out to fund its infrastructure development, he said.