India's Demand For Transportation (volume 90, Nos. 1-2) by William Ernest WeldIndia's Demand For Transportation (volume 90, Nos. 1-2) by William Ernest Weld

India's Demand For Transportation (volume 90, Nos. 1-2)

byWilliam Ernest Weld

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... stances under which they are constructed, the demands which they meet, and the funds available for their up-keep vary so greatly in different parts of the country, that there is no common object to be served by their compilation.1 The available figures give the length of metalled roads, at the close of 1902, as 37,000 miles, and the total length of the unmetalled roads as 136,000 miles.2 Both of these figures relate to roads which are maintained in condition, either by the governments of the provinces or by local bodies. The effect of railway construction upon the demand for trunk roads which parallel the railways has been to decrease the demand for the trunk roads. Long hauls over these roads are no longer profitable where railways are available for the same destination. The service which remains for such trunk roads to perform is to make possible the short hauls between places located on or near the roads, and to facilitate traffic to the railway stations. In general, it may be said that the effect of railways upon the demand for trunk roads has been to decrease the demand for the latter, but to increase the demand for roads as feeders for the railways.3 RAILWAYS In the last division of the means of transport in India--railways--an interesting history is to be found, whether regarded from the political or from the economic point of view. The earliest proposals to build railways in India seem to have been made about 1843. Politically, the time was not propitious for such undertakings, as the country had not yet recovered from the effects of the wars in Sind; and the Government, under Lord Hardinge, was already in difficulties with Ranjit Singh, which were soon to result in war in the Punjab. But England was just entering on the period known as the "railw...
Title:India's Demand For Transportation (volume 90, Nos. 1-2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021796169X

ISBN - 13:9780217961691