Indian Tramway Co.
|Indian Tramway Co.|
|Line of route|
|Gauge / mileage|
|3feet 6inch(1097mm)||opened 1865|
|Broad Gauge(BG)||Converted to BG c.1870|
|Metre Gauge (MG)||Converted to MG 1878|
|1862||Formed without guarantee|
|1870||In liquidation and taken over by the|
|How to interpret this infobox|
The Indian Tramway Company (ITC) was formed in 1862 to build short Tramway lines around Madras, with a 20-year subsidy from the Government of India but with no Guarantee.
The ITC constructed the ‘Arakkonam-Conjeevaram Tramway’, a 3 feet 6 inches(1067mm) Rail Gauge line which "opened for traffic about 1 Aug 1865" 
The Tramway ran between the towns of Arkonam and Conjeeveram, a line length of 18.8miles (30.3km)
See separate page ‘Arakkonam-Conjeeveram Tramway’ for further information
The Record  shows that this was the only line constructed by the ITC, except for a "provisional contract with the French Government for making a railway from Pondicheri".
From 1 Jan 1868 there was a temporary Guarantee issued by the Government of India of 3% of the paid-up capital of £100,000.
The ITC suffered losses and on 20 Dec 1869 went into voluntary liquidation.
The lines were taken over by the ‘Carnatic Railway Company’ , a new company formed on 1 March 1870 for the purpose , .
See separate page ‘Carnatic Railway Company’ for further information
In 1872, the Carnatic Railway merged with the Great Southern of India Railway.
In 1874, the merged companies were renamed the South Indian Railway(SIR).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 “Parliamentary Papers Accounts and Papers Volume 51 of 37” Session 9 February to 21 August 1871 Pages 230-231; Retrieved 14 Nov 2018
British Library ‘India Office Records’ L/F/8/11/876 "Indian Tramway Company, Duplicate deed of surrender of existing railway and determining existing contract Secretary of State"
- ↑ British Library ‘India Office Records’ L/F/8/11/876