HC Deb 26 February 1885 vol 294 c1401

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether he can state what steps, if any, have been taken to give effect to the recommendation of the Select Committee on East Indian Railway Communications; and, whether any contracts have been entered into for the making of new lines of Railway?


An agreement has been entered into with a Company for the construction of the Bhopal, Gwalior, and Cawnpore line and certain branches, in all about 605 miles. Communications have also been opened with another Company for the construction of the Calcutta-Nagpore line; but the state of the Money Market has hitherto prevented a definite arrangement being made.