IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Infrastructure-Roads Study Material (Page 7 of 20)

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Road Transport: Advantages of Road Transport, Limitations of Road-Transport

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Advantages of Road Transport

  • It is a relatively cheap mode of transport.
  • Perishable goods can be transported by road across small distances at faster speed.
  • It is flexible mode as loading and unloading is easier and can be done anywhere, providing door-to-do…

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Railway Transport: Introduction

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Introduction

Railway system started in India in 1853 with the inauguration of first railway line between Mumbai (Bombay) and Thane. This was followed by opening of another railway line between Kolkata (Calcutta) and Raniganj in 1854. Railway development was, however, quite fast after 1900 and tremendous progress in development of railway network was made after Independence. By 1947, there were 42 rail systems. In 1951, these systems were nationalized as o…

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