The Far-Eastern Review; Engineering, Commerce, Finance Volume 4

The Far-Eastern Review; Engineering, Commerce, Finance Volume 4

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...and Sangu Railways by the Japanese government, the nationalization of the railways of Japan was realized and the revised freight and passenger tariff went into effect. The total mileage of these eighteen lines in 4,809 odd miles distributed as follows: --Tokaido railway, 1,548 miles, Sanyo, 418, Nippon, 860, Hokkaido, 158, Kyoto, 22, Hankaku, Jt-70, Tokushima, 21, Kyushu, 446, Nanao, 34, Hokuyetsu, 85, Sobu, 73, Boso, 39, Kobu, 27, Hokkaido Colliery Railway, 207, Nishinari, 4, Ganyetsu, 9, Kwansai, 280, and Sangu 26. The minimum rate fare on these lines is 1 sen 5 tin per mile within 50 miles, and the maximum 2 sen. Compared with the revised rate which is 1 sen 6J tin those lines to be favored by the change are only 707 miles. The remaining lines, 1,333 niiles, will have their fares greatly raised by the change. In short the benefits to be received from the revision are but local. The total expenditure for the construction and improvement of the government railways involved in the budget approved by the diet of the last session stands at 138,830,000 yen which sum is to be defrayed in successive twelve years commencing from the present fiscal year. Of the sum 14,850,000 yen will go to the new construction fund, while 33,980,000 yen are carried to the improvement fund. The next year's estimated outfit which stands at 29,900,000,000 odd yen has to be necessarily increased on account of the purchase of the several private railways as the result of the practice of the Railway Nationalization System. According to the programme the new railways the construction of which is to be started in the course of the next fiscal year are the OitaMiyazaki-Yoshimatsu line, Niitsu-Shibata line Usa-Oita line (of the former Kyushu Railway) and the lines between.show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236639855
  • 9781236639851