§ MR. MUNRO-FERGUSON (Leith, & c.)
asked the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether it is true, as stated in The Timesof 6th June, that the Government of India contemplates carrying the Pisheen Valley Railroad over the Khojak; what would be the cost of such an extension; to what point would the line be carried; and, will this House receive information before any further extensions of railway in the direction of Candahar are undertaken?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JOHN GORST) (Chatham)
No scheme has yet been adopted by the Government of India for carrying the Pisheen Valley Railway over the Am-ram Range, either by the Khojak or any other route. So soon as any designs for extending the railway are adopted, the Secretary of State will be happy to communicate the same to Parliament, should it be consistent with the interests of the Public Service to do so. I may remind the hon. Member that the British frontier is on the north-west or Candahar side of the Amram range.