IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Infrastructure-Roads Study Material (Page 13 of 20)

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Air Transport: Advantages of Air Transport, Limitations of Air Transport

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Advantages of Air Transport

  • It is the fastest mode of transport.
  • It is transports goods and passengers in inaccessible regions.
  • In remote, hilly, mountainous, and island regions air transport is important, convenient, and often the only available mode of transportation.
  • It transports goods and people at time of natural calamities like earthquake, floods, etc.
  • During war or peace, it plays major role in defense by carrying soldiers and supplies to the needed areas.
  • It has reduced distances by minimizing the travel time.
  • It is useful for …

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Waterways: Introduction, Important Organizations, Types of Water Transport

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Introduction

In India, maritime transportation is managed by Shipping Corporation of India, which is government-owned company taking care of offshore and other marine transport infrastructure. It accounts for 35 % of Indian tonnage in all areas and serves both national and international routes. It was main transportation method before railways came into existence. Waterways are indeed the cheapest means of transportation and most suited to serve heavy and bulky goods. However, they account only 1 % of total transport.

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