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Archive excerpt, 13 May 1924: Developments in Bombay

Mumbai, May 12: Today, Mumbai journalists who were invited by the Mumbai Development Department to inspect the Back Bay reclamation project had a pleasant and interesting morning. The party has 150 people and represents different newspapers and news agencies in the city. A special train for their use took them around the Colaba development scheme, which covers an area of ​​about one and a quarter miles. Sir Lawless Hepper, Director of Development, who accompanied the delegation, explained to the delegation the scientific and latest methods used to reclaim the Arabian Sea region. A distinctive feature of the development project is the continuous disinfection so that the areas that have been reclaimed are free of malarial bacteria. Lord Lawless claimed that malaria in the Kelabah Circle area had dropped significantly in the past two years.

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