§ 29. Sir J.D. REES
asked if the hon. state the estimated cost of accommodation which is at Delhi for use next cold Government of India; and is estimated will elapse capital is ready?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
The cost of the proposed temporary accommodation at Delhi for the Government of India is estimated roughly at Rs. 49,00,000, of which it is expected that about Rs. 16,50,000 will eventually be recovered. I am unable at present to give any estimate of the time that will be required for the completion of the new capital.
§ Sir J. D. REES
Seeing that the Government of India have been accommodated in 2239 Calcutta for 150 years, would it not be better to stay on there for a year or two more and save this expense?