HC Deb 02 May 1932 vol 265 cc787-8
7. Mr. COCKS (for

asked the Secretary of State for India the latest figures available of the route mileage of the Indian railway system; how much of this is mileage belonging to State and company-owned systems, respectively; and the mileage of railway in India under construction during the present financial year?


As this answer contains a number of figures, I propose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

The route mileage of the Indian rail way system on 31st March, 1932, was approximately 42,687. Of this,

17,692 miles were State-owned lines worked by the State.
14,232 miles were State-owned lines worked by companies.
6,459 miles were owned by Indian States and district boards.
4,304 miles were owned by companies.

The mileage under construction during 1932–33 is expected to be about 600.

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