HC Deb 11 May 1931 vol 252 cc787-8
1. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can make a further statement with reference to the Bombay-Karachi air route?


asked the Secretary of State for India whether any progress has been made towards enabling Bombay to take fuller advantage of the air-mail service between this country and India by the institution of a regular air-mail service between Bombay and Delhi or Karachi; and whether any definite proposals are under consideration by the Government of India towards this end?

The SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Wedgwood Benn)

The Government of India hope that it will be possible to provide au air mail service for Bombay at a date not long after the inauguration of the Karachi-Calcutta sector as a State air service. The technical details involved are under investigation in India. It has not yet been decided whether the service should be operated as a shuttle service from Jodhpur to Bombay or as a more direct connection from Karachi to Bombay.


Can my right hon. Friend say what company will run the service, or will it be run by the Government?


I imagine it will be run by the Government.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Are they considering a flying boat service as well from Karachi to Bombay?


I am not sure, but, inasmuch as they have under consideration the possibility of a service from Jodhpur to Bombay, I imagine that it is aeroplanes.

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