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Indian Railways as Connected with British Empire in the East

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ... and Eastward be considered desirable, it would appear that a branch to Bhogwangola, simply to accommodate the trade that now passes along the Ganges to Calcutta by the Sunderbunds route, will not be found to answer as a commercial speculation,"--Report of Railway Commission. (184(5). governed by the orders ...
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Overview

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ... and Eastward be considered desirable, it would appear that a branch to Bhogwangola, simply to accommodate the trade that now passes along the Ganges to Calcutta by the Sunderbunds route, will not be found to answer as a commercial speculation,"--Report of Railway Commission. (184(5). governed by the orders or instructions of directors in England." It remains to say a few words on the conditions and stipulations, which, in justice to the government and the shareholders of the successful companies, ought to be observed in the concession. The successful company will be incorporated by a charter, granted by the supreme government, and the court of directors will concur in applying for a similar charter from the crown, conferring on the railway company the requisite powers. It is to be expected that the government will include in the concession, or grant, all the land necessary for the railway, and afford the necessary protection to the works till their completion. The proceedings of the company ought at all times to be open for the inspection of government. That the government should have the use of the line on payment of an equitable remuneration, and induce companies to have a large stock of trucks, platforms, wheels and axles, which in case of emergency any common carpenter could raise a superstructure upon, and thus place many additional carriages adapted for the conveyance of troops at the disposal of government. The general rates of conveyance to be fixed by mutual agreement between the government and the company. Of course there will be other clauses beyond these just hinted at, touching penalties for non-fulfil ment of contracts, and as to whether or not the line should, on settled terras, become eventually theproperty of the State. These and...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150561290
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 106
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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