HC Deb 28 March 1927 vol 204 cc836-7

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is yet in a position to inform the House of what decision has been arrived at by the Provincial Government with regard to the alternative revised schemes for the completion of reclamation work in Back Bay, Bombay, outlined in the Report of the recent Committee of Inquiry; how far the repsonsible authorities proposed to carry out all the recommendations of the Committee; and whether these proposals have received the approval of the Government of India?


The Bombay Government did not accept the full programme recommended by the Committee, and a further cut has been made by the Bombay Legislative Council. The final decision is to complete blocks 1, 2, 7 and 6, and to lay out a marine drive connecting blocks 2 and 7. So far as I am aware, the approval of the Government of India for this curtailed programme is not required.

Colonel DAY

Can the Noble Lord say what the cost of the curtailed programme will be?


No, Sir, I cannot without notice.