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URC to demolish structures on railway reserves

By: Melanie Aanyu

Aanyu Melanie | 95timefm

Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) has embarked on a demolition of all structures and settlements from its railway reserves nationwide.

The corporation has on several times ordered owners of illegal structures built next to the railway line to demolish them or be evicted but most of these people have been adamant to the instruction.

In the move aimed at reducing accidents along the line, the URA management wants structures within 30 metres astride the railway line demolished or shifted.

John Ssengendo, the Uganda Railways Corporation communications officer, said they have received funds from the government to rehabilitate the meter gauge railway from Malaba to Kyengera, from Tororo to Pakwach through Gulu.

He said the corporation is also slated to receive funds in the near future to construct the SGR from Kampala to Kasese.