Selections from the Records of the Government in the Department: Public Works Department Series, Issue 18

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Page 37 - ... recommended the relaxation of Central control over the details of Provincial administration. Certain changes in the system of financial administration were introduced in 1912, but there was no basic alteration in the relations between the Central and Local Governments. A new policy was indicated' by the Government of India in a despatch to the Secretary of State, dated August 25, 1911, in which it was observed, " it is certain that, in the course of time, the just demands of Indians for a larger...
Page 68 - About 3 miles from the Malir, the line of conduit crosses a smaller river called the Thudda, and as the bed of this stream, at the point of crossing was at a lower level than the bottom of the wells, the excavation of the trench for the conduit was commenced at this point, and carried onwards to the site of the wells. By this means all the water found, both in the conduit-trench and the wells, was drained off into the Thudda. An enormous extra expense in pumping was saved by the possibility of this...
Page 98 - ... near each inner end, with 24-inch sluice-valves, so that water can be supplied to the town direct, either from the inlet-well or from the reservoir, as occasion may require. A cleansing or scouring-pipe, which communicates with a built drain, is laid 2 feet below the level of the main delivery-pipe, and, like it, has one branch from the well and one from the reservoir, ending in each case with a sluice-valve. The distribution throughout the town, port, civil lines and military cantonment of Karachi,...
Page 57 - ... of fine powder. The mass is then kneaded into a plastic condition with liquid pitch, and is afterwards moulded into blocks of any required size or shape. The moulded blocks are then exposed to great heat, by which means all the .combustible ingredients are burnt out, leaving the pure carbon^in a solid form.
Page 74 - ... and to be of uniform bore and uniform thickness of metal throughout, and without any belts.
Page 57 - ... of salts which are soluble in water, so that the water becomes much harder in passing through it.
Page 74 - ... hammer, so as to discover any porous, blown, or sandy places in the metal ; the weight of the hammer to vary from 4 to 7 ft according te the size of the pipe and the thickness of metal in the casting.

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