Records of the Geological Survey of India Volume 3

9781236275264: Records of the Geological Survey of India Volume 3
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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. 1870 Excerpt: ...object be to open out this valuable cotton yielding country by a line of railway, that railway must be carried through East Berar and to the west of the Wardha. At present the route commonly taken by the carts bringing cotton to Hingunghat is through Wun, crossing the Wardha river to the south-west of Wurr or a, and passing through that town to Hingunghat. In this way it is ' that strings of cotton carts may be seen making their way to Hingunghat,' but a very small portion indeed of their loads is derived from Wurrora or Chan da, or any place on the eaMt of the river. These facts also account for the small and 'not increasing' cotton trade at Wurrora, which is too near to the larger and more important mart of Hingunghat and too far from the main source of the raw cotton to absorb much of the trade. There can be no doubt that if once railway communication be opened up into the Wun and Edlabad country, new marts and presses for cotton will rapidly spring up in more immediate proximity to the places of growth of the crop, where the risks of injury from exposure on open carts and from delays in bringing to sale will be reduced to a minimum. And in this point of view, it may be well deserving of consideration whether the necessarily reduced trade of Hingunghat will then repay the cost of construction of a branch line of railway. Other special objects to be gained by the construction of a branch line of railway were stated to be the utilization of the timber forest of Aheree and the connection of the Godavery navigation with Central India. To accomplish either of these objects, it is essential that the proposed line should be carried as far to the south as the bottom of the third barrier on the Godavery river, or to the town of Moge"1i, or rather Talye or Ta...

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