HC Deb 25 May 1905 vol 146 cc1386-7

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether the construction of the telegraph land line between Teheran and the frontier of India via Kerman and Robat is yet completed, or when such completion may be expected; and whether this line, when completed, will be opened for public traffic.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Brodrick.) Telegrams can be exchanged between Teheran and Quetta via Kerman and Robat, but the system is not sufficiently complete for transmission of public traffic. Action has been taken to carry the Indian extension of the Central Persia line through Beluchistan to Karachi; and on this line being completed it will be at once opened for public traffic.