IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Infrastructure-Roads Study Material (Page 10 of 20)

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Railway Transport: Notable Stations, Railway Lines, and Trains

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Notable Stations, Railway Lines, and Trains

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites along Indian Railways:

  • Chatrapatti Shivaji Terminus: It is historic railway station in Mumbai, headquarters of Central Railways. It is one of the busiest railway stations. It serves Central Railway trains terminating in Mumbai and links them to Mumbai Suburban Railway.
  • Mountain Railways of India: It includes following railway lines that p…

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Railway Transport: Merits and Importance of Railway Transport

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Merits and Importance of Railway Transport

Railways help in conducting business, sightseeing, pilgrimage, and education. Following aspects make railways very important:

  • Fast Mode of Transportation: Through super-fast passenger and container services in major cities, Indian Railways ensures quick movement of people and commodities.
  • Cheapest Transportation Mode for Bulky Materials: Railways are particularly suited to long haulage of bulky materials like coal, petroleum, and ores.
  • Connects Hinterland with Seaports: Railways connect hinterland with seaports and thus help in socio-economic development of coastal areas as…

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