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Free Enterprise for India ?

31st July 1953, Page 35
31st July 1953
Page 35
Page 35, 31st July 1953 — Free Enterprise for India ?
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

ROAD transport in India, both passenger and goods, should be developed by private enterprise. This recommendation has been made by Mr. W. R. Vorwig,. a German expert, in a report to the Indian Tariff Commission. India has in the past few years nationalized much of its road transport.

He stated that it was necessary to create a "favourable climate" for road transport in India. It did not exist at present. He advocated a uniform transport policy for the whole country aiming at an efficient, balanced system and favouring under-developed road transport.

He had a preference for oil-engined vehicles, on the ground that they used 65 per cent, as much fuel as petrol units. A low price for oil fuel was desirable. He suggested that civilian and military types of vehicle should be combined for production purposes, so that there need be the smallest number of chassis and major assemblies.

• Indian motor manufacturers should have the highest possible tariff protection. Subsidies should be paid for particular types of vehicle, rather than for certain, makes. Their amounts should be calculated by a fixed method and the sums paid should be confidential.

EMBOSSED SHEET FOR BODYBUILDING MBOSSED aluminium sheet is now being produced by the British Aluminium Co., Ltd., Norfolk House, St. James's Square, London, S.W.1. The material is likely to find several applications in goods and passenger bodybuilding.

The embossed finish is less apt to show scratches and dents than plain sheet, and it imparts a stiffening effect. Unpainted panelwork is greatly improved in appearance because slight inequalities are not thrown up.

The company recommend the product for unpainted bodywork, containers, linings for luggage compartments and for protective plates.

FRENCH USE MORE LIGHT ALLOY AUCH more aluminium is used by LVI French bodybuilders than British. states the annual report of the Aluminium Development Association, published Past week. Investigations into the alleged greater difficulty in repairing light-alloy bodywork were conducted in 1952, and plans were made for experimenting with heat-shrinking methods for patching damaged bodies.


ALICENCE has been granted to the Northern General Transport Co., Ltd., for the construction of a £13,260 bus station at Jarrow. Work has already begun preparing the foundations.

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