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    The Duke of Edinburgh concluded hid 14-day tour of India, Feb 3, with a visit to locomotive and steel works in Jamshedpur-the 'Steel Town of India'.

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    The Duke of Edinburgh concluded hid 14-day tour of India, Feb 3, with a visit to locomotive and steel works in Jamshedpur-the 'Steel Town of India'.

    His first engagement was to tour the Telco locomotive works in a jeep to catch a glimpse of the manufacture of heavy trucks and locomotive in production in the work and asked director, Mr. Mahalanobis, many questions.

    From Telco, the Duke arrived at the Indian Tube Company's works to watch the manufacture of pipes.

    Later he visited the Tata Iron and Steel Company's works, the oldest and largest steel works in India, where output has recently doubled to two million tons.

    A replica of the mill was given to the Duke by the company, which is privately owned. Tata's employs 29,000 workers.

    From the heart of the "steel city" the Duke drove through the Jubilee Park, which was bright with exotic flowers.

    Nearly all of the city's 300,000 population turned out to cheer the Prince, waving Indian and British flags. Under the statue of the founder of Jamshedpur, Mr. J.N. Tata, prominently situated in the Park, the Duke received gifts from Mrs. J.D.R. Tata for the Queen, Prince charles and Princess Anne -- from the workers and children of Jamshedpur.

    The following day (Feb 4) the duke flew from Calcutta to start a two-week visit of Pakistan. Shortly before taking off, it was decided to make a detour over Nepal so that the Duke, piloting the Comet 4 airliner himself, could look at Mount Everest before arriving in Karachi.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9B5UO9M8Q5T3UTNOFH0QZN1BU
    Media URN:
    VLVA9B5UO9M8Q5T3UTNOFH0QZN1BU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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