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Jewish Colonies Anxious over Delay in the Construction of Metal Road

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

Dissatisfaction prevails among Palestine Jewry in connection with the question of construction of a metal road between Jaffa and Petach Tikvah. The route of this highway which is to be built by the Government, has already been fixed to pass through the Jewish settlements of Dr-Ganim, Bnei-Brak, etc., and Tel-Aviv and the whole Jewish population of that area, numbering some 20,000 souls, were deeply interested in the route from the economic point of view. The Zionist Executive has shown much interest in the plan, as did the Vaad Leumi, National Council of Palestine Jews, which elected a special commission to deal with the question.

All Jewish settlements have offered and free of charge to the Government for the road, and the Jaffa Electrical Company had already placed its standards along the way at spots marked out by the Government survey. However the execution of the plan has been postponed. This is considered all the more surprising in view of the fact that Lord Plumer, Col Symes. Sir Ronald Storrs and other high officials have recognized the great importance of the highway.

The Jewish population of Palestine is watching with deepest interest the final decision of the authorities in this matter, which is to be reached shortly, is was stated.

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