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Assignment Name: Land Survey and Preparation of Land Use Plan of Railway Land in Bangladesh



Location within the Country:In different districts of Bangladesh


Duration of Assignment (Months):24

Name of Client: Bangladesh Railway

Professional Staff Provided by our Firm:

No. of Staff: 9

No. of Staff-Months: 146

Address: Rail Bhaban, Abdul Ghani Road, Dhaka

Approx. Value of the Services:

Tk. 38.57 million

Start Date (Month/Year):

June, 2007


Completion Date: (Month/Year):

June, 2012


No. of Professional Staff Months Provided by Associated Consultants: 239


Name of Associated Consultants, if any:

Sheltech Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd,

Info Consultants Ltd†† &

Centre for Urban Studies


Name of Senior Staff Involved and Functions Performed (indicate most significant profiles such as Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader):


1.††† Mesbahuddin Ahmed†††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Team Leader

2.††† M. Azmal Haque & Abdur Rahim††††† ††- ††Deputy Team Leader

3.††† M. Badiuzzaman†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Socio-Economist/Financial Analyst


Narrative Description of the Project:

Presently Bangladesh Railway owns about 62,000 acres of land. No systematic and up to-date record of rights of land, acquired in different areas from time to time, are currently available with Railway Administration. A huge quantity of Railway land is under unauthorized occupations. Some unauthorized occupants have prepared false papers regarding land ownership. It is urgently necessary to do a complete survey of the Railway land and bring all land under administrative control of the Railway Authority. Railway now is a loosing concern. It is nearly impossible to make it a profitable organization merely from its passenger carrying & goods carrying revenue. If Railway can earn something by using its huge land profitably through entrepreneurs or joint venture, Railway can become a profitable organization. With that end in view, Bangladesh Railway has decided to make a survey of Railway land and prepare a land use plan by engaging a Consulting Firm to find out if these land can be utilized profitably.


Description of Actual Services Provided by our Staff:


(a) Collection of documents such as mouza map, khatian, land acquisition plan, gazette notification etc. regarding title of land (b) Compilation and study of documents so as to prepare a complete set of documents regarding title of land. (c) Reconnaissance Survey: The consultant has to prepare a preliminary survey map showing zones of different types of land use within Railway land (d) Detailed survey of the Railway land using GIS & LIS system (e) Ascertain quantum of land acquired/purchased by Bangladesh Railway (f) Ascertain quantum of land to be kept under Railway possession and that be leased out for commercial purpose and that to be developed under entrepreneurs or to be disposed off (g) Definition and identification of zones and sites for different types of land use (h) Preparation of land use plan (i) Review and updating of land use plan of Khulna, Dhaka and Chittagong area which were prepared in the year 1998, 1999 & 2000.



Firmís Name: Design Planning & Management Consultants Ltd.