PESHAWAR (APP): The Railways authorities will take cogent measures to get retrieved 310 acre land occupied by the land grabbers in different areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Sub-Committee of National Assemblys Standing Committee on Railways which met here with its convener Ramesh Lal in the chair. The meeting was called to inspect the encroached areas in KP and to devise a strategy to retrieve them from the illegal occupants. The meeting was told that Railways has 17,000 acres of land across the KP of which 310 acres have been illegally occupied by the land mafia. However, the Railways authorities have retrieved only eight acres of land from the grabbers so far in the Province. Talking briefly to newsmen after the meeting, the parliamentarian Ramesh Lal told that measures are afoot to retrieve the encroached land from the illegal occupants. He maintained that Railways was being developed on modern lines and talks were underway with the US and China for inducting latest railway technology in Pakistan Railways. He said, no effort would be spared to make stand the Railways on its feet once again adding the Prime Minister has released sufficient funds for the procurement of the locomotives. The damaged locos would be repaired with the collaboration and assistance of either US or China. The meeting was attended among others by MNA Dr. Talat Mahesar, MNA Dr Ayub Sheikh, MNA Ms Rahela Baluch, MNA Mir Dost Muhammad Mazari and MNA Pir Muhammad Aslam Bodla.