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Transport System in India
Transport System in India: Transport system of any country is life line for its people and economy. Transport system in India comprises of Rail Transport, Road Transport, Water Transport and Air Transport.
In India, railway is the most important form of transport system. The first railway line was laid by Britishers between Bombay and Thane in 1853. Rail transport has developed a lot since then. At present government is focusing on modernization of Rail Transport as a whole. Certain recent steps focused on modernization of railways include introduction of Vande Bharat train, KAVACH system, Bullet train etc.
Road transport plays crucial role in the country’s transport system. It contributes towards social and economic progress of the country. Roads in India comprises of National Highways, State Highways and district roads, village roads and border roads.
Water transport is the cheapest mode of transportation for both long and short distance. It comprises of Inland transportation and coastal transportation.
It provides connectivity to long distances. It comprises of domestic airways and international airways. Government initiative of UDAN has given a new boost to airways in India.
FAQ on Transport System in India
Q. What is the type of transport system in India?
Ans: The transport system in India includes Rail transport, Road transport, Air transport, water transport and portal connectivity. India has one of the largest road networks in the world, largest railway system in Asia and second largest in the world.
Q. Which transport is comfortable in India?
Although trains are generally the most atmospheric and comfortable way to travel in India, there are some places, particularly in the Himalayas, not covered by the rail network, or where trains are inconvenient.