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Railway Survey

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 1 June 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been achieved with the survey to be made from the East side of Lake Nyasa to Mikindani in Tanganyika.

Arrangements are in train for the survey of a railway route between M'twara (formerly Mikindani) in Tanganyika and the Northern Rhodesian Railways system in the near future. This survey has not yet started, but 20,000 square miles in this area have been aerially photographed and provisional maps for 8,000 square miles have been drawn. The ground survey of the section connecting Lindi and M'twara with the groundnut area has been completed.

In view of the urgency of the question, will the right hon. Gentleman see that increased air survey facilities are provided?