The first telegraph line introduced in 1853 ran between which places ?
Asked by raju, 14 Nov '10 10:15 pm
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It ran between Calcutta (kolkotta) and AgraAnswered by rajnikant raiyarela, 14 Nov '10 10:22 pm
Lord Dalhousie introduced the first telegraph line in 1853, which ran between Calcutta and AgraAnswered by Arshad Khan, 15 Nov '10 01:09 am
The postal and telecom sectors had a slow and uneasy start in India. In 1850, the first experimental electric telegraph Line was started between Kolkata and Diamond Harbor. In 1851, it was opened for the British East India Company. The Posts and Telegraphs department occupied a small corner of the Public Works Department, at that time. Construction of 4,000 miles (6,400 km) of telegraph lines connecting Kolkata (Calcutta) and Peshawar in the north along with Agra, Mumbai (Bombay) through Sindwa Ghats, and Chennai in the south, as well as Ootacamund and Bangalore was started in November 1853. Dr. William O'Shaughnessy, who pioneered telegraph and telephone in India, belonged to the Public Works Department. He worked towards the development of telecom throughout this period. A separate department was opened in 1854 when telegraph facilities were opened to the public.Answered by UMANG BISTA, 14 Nov '10 10:19 pm