HC Deb 11 July 1906 vol 160 c874
MR. REES (Montgomery Boroughs)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the Raipur-Vizianagram Railway will very insufficiently serve the vast tract of country it is intended to bring into the general network of communications in India unless it is accompanied by a simultaneous improvement of the harbour of Vizagapatam, which improvement, it is understood, forms no part of the scheme at present sanctioned and under consideration; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter.

THE UNDER SECRETARY FOR INDIA (Mr. JOHN ELLIS,) Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe

The railway from Raipur to Vizianagram has been sanctioned independently of any harbour scheme; but the question of improving the harbour facilities at Yizagapatam will no doubt be borne in mind by the Government of India; and the Secretary of State does not at present see any reason for taking any action in the matter.

Forward to