Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
So far as official regulation is concerned, the provisions of the Factories Act, supplemented by fairly elaborate rules in all provinces. appear to be adequate in most directions. Our attention has been called, however, to some apparent defects. In the first place, the Act does not give sufficient power to secure safety in connection with the working of railways within factories. Few factories have reached such a scale that railways are required to work within their premise but the Tata Iron and Steel works at Jamshedpur are said to have over 100 miles of such railway line, and there are other factories with shorter lines. The Railways Act can possibly be used in such case but we think it preferable that the rule-making power in the Factories Act should be extended to cover the working of means of transport with factories.