PLACES OF INTEREST

RAI.

Ra'i in Salsette, two miles south-west of Bhayndar railway station, is a small sea-port, with, during the four years ending 1878-79, average exports worth 2589 (Rs. 25,890) and average imports worth 1331 (Rs. 13,310). Exports varied from 1764 (Rs. 17,640) in 1878-79 to 2936 (Rs. 29,360) in 1876-77, and imports from 804 (Rs. 8040) in 1874-75 to 1621 (Rs. 16,210) in 1875-76. [The details are, Exports, 1875-76 2897 (Rs. 28,970), 1876-77 2936 (Rs. 29,360), 1877-78 2759 (Rs. 27,590), 1878-79 1764 (Rs. 17,640); Imports, 1875-76 1621 (Rs. 16,210), 1876-77 1548 (Rs. 15,480), 1877-78 804 (Rs. 8040), and 1878-79 1351 (Rs. 13,510).] There are very extensive salt-pans in Rai, most of the salt being taken to Bhayndar station and from there carried by rail to Central and Northern India. Lately a small and successful water scheme has been completed by Mr. Maclaran, Executive Engineer, conveying water for the use of the large Government staff by iron piping from a reservoir two miles west in Dongri village.