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Progress of the Gondal State in different fields during 1884 - 1932 A.D.
Administration of Land
Famine Relief
Village Development
Protection & Reclamation
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Town Planning
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     A program of providing a net-work of roads has been chalked out and when it is completed, there will not remain any village whether big or small, which is not connected to a market place and which does not find communication available for all the 12 months of the year. This continuous road service is possible, because of the fact, that all the roads are pucca metalled, and that not a single water course, stream or river, is left unbridged. This stands in bold contrast to the practice found in other parts of country where most of the roads are fair-weather roads, having only dips instead of culverts and having rivers without pucca arrangement for fording. To-date there exists in Gondal State 300 miles of pucca metalled roads. The total running length of bridges over 40 feet span measures 5250 feet against 1,000 feet in 1884. There is a number of culverts built for the sole purpose of improving cultivator’s fields or preventing damage to them, or providing approach facilities to their lands.

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Roadmap of 
Gondal state


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     This for an area of 1024 sq. miles compares very favourably with other parts of the country, and yet road construction still continues and that too at a brisk pace.

     The geographical position of Gondal has necessitated the maintenance on its part of the greatest length of trunk roads compared to its area. Major Burke, the joint administrator, Bhavnagar State, remarked – “ Gondal roads are the best district roads in the whole of India,” and Mr. Watson, the Agent to the Governor-General, wrote-“…….our appreciation of the condition of the roads in Your Highness’ State grew each mile that we approached Rajkot,” amd Mrs. Kealy, the Agent to the Governor-General, wrote-“…I had heard so much before-hand about the high standard of the roads and schools, that I was almost prepared to be disappointed. But I was far from that and I should like once more, if I may, to congratulate Your Highness on them. The roads may be fitly described as a motorist dream, and I only wish we could exchange some of them for the dreadful ones in and near Rajkot.”

     The network of roads together with conveniently located railway lines completes the transportation system, while the telephone wires of which there are 300 miles make the system of communications fully efficient.


Sir Bhagvatsinhji



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