§ Sir R. THOMAS
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?
§ Earl WINTERTON
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:
Millions. In 1913–1914 … … 16,614 In 1920–1921 … … 20,985 In 1926–1927 … … 20,366
The earnings from passenger traffic were:
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.
Crores. In 1913–1914 … … Rs.21¼ In 1920–1921 … … Rs.34¾ In 1926–1927 … … Rs.38