Quetta Municipality Night Soil Monorail

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Quetta Municipality Night Soil Monorail

The Quetta Municipality laid an experimental monorail, possibly the 'Calliet System', for the conveyance of night soil from Quetta cantonment to the disposal pits at Sahibzada [1].

The monorail was reported as being unsuitable to the purpose as the wobbling motion of the trucks caused the contents to spill on the line, the excessive costs of maintaining the system and the horse drawn lorries which were required to carry the filth receptacles from the various parts of the cantonment to the point where the tramway started. The system was lifted before January 1902 [1]

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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 BA05 page ....