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Posted: Dec 09 2016 (17:17)
Last Response: Dec 12 2016 (14:53)
Dec 09 2016 (17:17) JP/Jaipur Junction (6 PFs)
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12 posts - Fri Dec 09, 2016
IMPACTS OF RAILWAYS IN RAJASTHAN
It would be difficult to estimate the benefits and impacts which the railway had conferred on the inhabitants of Rajputana. But this is true that without rail, thousands of persons and cattle would have died in 1899-1900 during the periods of famine. Rail had the effect of levelling and steadying prices, and preventing local distress from disorganizing rural economy, and had brought about the general advancement of material prosperity by stimulating the cultivation of marketable produce. As for the influence which railways had exercised on the habits of the people, it may be said that they had a tendency to relax slightly the observance of caste restrictions, and to introduce a good deal of local and...
A very, very informative article!! Rail history is always very fascinating!
Just nitpicking here, but the first train in India wasn't run in 1851. On two occasions before that trains did run in India. For the first time in 1836-37 in Madras ( Now Chennai) and around 1842 in Rajahmundry (RJY).
Dec 12 2016 (14:22)
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Yup.sir in rajahmundry for construction of Dam ..and works ..
Yup sir ..actually i am looking for more information ..regarding it ..will post very shortly ..:-)
Here you go! You can find a lot of details about the engineering and the financial aspects of the Rajahmundry railway lines in this book. It was in operation around 1847, and the route actually had a double line!!!
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