IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Infrastructure-Roads Study Material (Page 9 of 20)

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Railway Transport: Railway Distribution Network

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Railway Distribution Network

Distributional pattern of railway network depends on the terrain, topography, density of population, and productivity of the area. The last two in turn depend on the available minerals, industrialization, fertility of land, and climatic conditions. Density of railways is significantly high in Northern Plains of India with high population density and high production, while in hilly states their density is very low. Table below shows length of railways in major states.

Length of railways in major states (2016)

Table 8 Supporting: Railway Distribution Network
Name of StateRoute in Km
Uttar Pradesh9077.45
Rajasthan5893.1
Maharashtra5745.48

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Railway Transport: Efforts and Schemes for Railway Modernization

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Efforts and Schemes for Railway Modernization

Speed

  • Mission Raftar: The mission envisages a target of doubling of average speed of freight trains and increasing the average speed of all non-suburban passenger trains by 25 kmph in the next 5 years.
  • Bullet Train: Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Tra…

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