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Note: This is a sub-section of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway
The committee of management was -
'The proposed lines having for their object to connect the interior of the Peninsula with Bombay in one direction, and with the best port on the eastern coast in the other, while they lay the foundation for a connection between the three seats of British Government, will for the most part traverse rich and fertile districts, and accommodate among others the large and important towns of Poonah, Nassuek, Aurungabad, Ahmednuggur, Sholapoor, Nagpoor, Oomrawutty, and Hyderabad, affording increased facility for the export of cotton, sugar, silk, opium, gum, dyewoods, spices, &c, and for the import of salt, manufactured and other goods. Upon the highest authority the Provisional Committee are enabled to state that the population of Hyderabad alone amounts to 800,000, and that the population of the area accommodated by the line is not less than between 9,000,000 and 10,000,000. The proposed ultimate length of this railway is 1,300 miles.'