The Railways Act,1989
Section 20 L. Utilisation of land for the purpose it is acquired
1[Utilisation of land for the purpose it is acquired. (1) The land acquired under this Act shall not be transferred to any other purpose except for a public purpose, and after obtaining the prior approval of the Central Government.
(2) When any land or part thereof, acquired under this Act remains unutilized for a period of five years from the date of taking over the possession, the same shall return to the Central Government by reversion.]
1. Inserted by Act No. 11 of 2008 w.e.f. 28-3-2008