§ MR. DALRYMPLE
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether it is true that the Harnai line of Railway is being made out of revenue, and that it is reported that it will not be completed for five years to the Amram range; and, if so, whether the advantage of this extension of the frontier Railway system is not rendered nugatory by such leisurely and protracted construction?
§ MR. J. K. CROSS
Yes, Sir; it is intended to charge the cost of the Harnai line to Revenue; but I know of no report "that it will not be completed for five years to the Amram range." Indeed, as the Government of India inform us that measures have been taken for as speedy a prosecution of the work as the nature of the country and the trying changes of climate will permit, we expect that there will be no time lost in completing the line to Quettah as rapidly as possible.