HC Deb 01 August 1912 vol 41 cc2238-9
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?


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 Calcutta for 150 years, would it not be better to stay on there for a year or two more and save this expense?


I do not think I can enter into that controversy again.