HC Deb 02 July 1928 vol 219 c989W

asked the Undersecretary of State for India if he will make a statement regarding the development of tourist traffic on Indian railways; how many European passengers were carried; how many passenger-miles were travelled; and what was the resulting income to the railways in 1913, 1920 and 1921, respectively?


I understand that a report referring to the development of tourist traffic on Indian railways has been issued in India. I have not yet seen this report, but I will obtain copies and supply one to the hon. Member, The Indian railway statistics do not distinguish European from other passengers. The passenger-miles travelled were:

In 1913–1914 16,614
In 1920–1921 20,985
In 1926–1927 20,366

The earnings from passenger traffic were:

In 1913–1914 Rs.21¼
In 1920–1921 Rs.34¾
In 1926–1927 Rs.38
There was a large increase in fares in 1922, causing a considerable falling off in the passenger mileage which has not yet been fully made good. A reduction is to be made this year.

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