Birlapur Jute Mill Railway

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Birlapur Jute Mill Railway

The 'Birla Jute & Industries Ltd' was established in 1919 at Birlapur, South Paraganas District as a Jute Mill. It was one of the first Birla family ventures, led by G D Birla, one of four brothers and first named the 'Birla Jute Manufacturing Co', set up to challenge the British (or more accurately Scottish ) monopoly of the Jute production in India [1].

The records indicate that a 2ft 6in/762mm (NG) system was operational at the mill [1].

No further information has been found.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 “Industrial Railways and Locomotives of India and South Asia” compiled by Simon Darvill. Published by ‘The Industrial Railway Society’ 2013. ISBN 978 1 901556 82-7. Available at http://irsshop.co.uk/India. Reference: Entry WB143 page ....