Return to an Order Dated 24 February 1853; Copies of the Reports of the Several Commissions on Public Works at Bengal, Madras and Bombay in the Year 1

Return to an Order Dated 24 February 1853; Copies of the Reports of the Several Commissions on Public Works at Bengal, Madras and Bombay in the Year 1

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...in raising money on the security of the port dues (already devoted to local objects) and in giving the counsel and advice of their Engineer officers. 452. There are a few other points which we will notice before quitting this There ought to be subject. The first is the absence of any fixed system in dealing with plans for sonJe established improving the ports. Measures connected with the lighting and providing buoys, gervadonan/im-11" seem all to come through the Marine Board; but of the propositions for clearing provementof the obstructions from the harbours, &c. only a few come up to that Board, and the ports. greater part of those that have come up hitherto have reached the Government through the Board of Revenue, without the cognizance of the Marine Board at all; this appears decidedly objectionable. The Marine Board controls the Port Establishments, and alone receives returns of the shipping, port dues, &c, and that Board is almost necessarily better qualified than any other Presidency authority, to judge of the merit of any improvement proposed. We think, therefore, that although such work is executed at present under the direction of the Public Works Department of the Board of Revenue, and will be so hereafter under that of the Board of Public Works, yet that the opinion of the Marine Board ought invariably to be obtained on all projects of improvement to the ports; had this been done in the cases of Cocanada and Negapatam above referred to, the existence of a large sum of money specially available for such improvements would no doubt have been brought to notice, and Government would probably have been saved from refusing aid for want of local contributions, when there was at the very time a fund in the hands of the Government...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236598180
  • 9781236598189