§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
said, he would beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether any and what kind of inquiry has been or is to be instituted into the circumstances of the recent fatal accident at the Bhore Ghaut on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, and whether any steps can be taken to guard against such occurrences in future?
MR. GRANT DUFF
, in reply, said, that the Government of Bombay had decided to appoint a Commission to inquire into the circumstances of the accident, and that a Bill was to be introduced into the Legislative Council to give that Commission full powers as to taking evidence. Meanwhile precautions had been taken to prevent passenger trains entering on the Bhore Ghaut incline when it appeared to be in a dangerous condition.