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Transportation in India

The various means of transportation in India has bought the country closer. It not only caters to the need of 1.1 billion people in India but, also provides comfort and convenience. Traveling is a part of our daily lives. People travel for business purpose, education purpose and vacation purpose. The transport system in India is doing a great job by easing the pain of covering vast expanse of land. As far as the development is concern, India Transportation is growing at a faster pace.

  • Air Transport: A transport system, which has gained immense popularity over the years, is undoubtedly the air transport. It is not a feasible means of transportation for all because of the inflated fares however, it is considered to be the fastest and easiest means of transportation. It not only saves time but, also reduces the tiredness involve in covering long distance. Indian Airlines is considered to be the major domestic airlines of the country. It operates to 57 domestic stations and 17 international stations. Some of the leading domestic private airlines are Air Sahara, Jet Airways and Air Deccan.

  • Indian Railways: A journey through a train will invariably bring you in closer contact with the natural diversity of India. The windows of the train render a plethora of beautiful and varied topography of the country. The rural life of the country becomes prominent and the ever changing vista introduces us to the very essence of the country. Its origin dates back to as early as the 1850’s. Today, the country has a number of trains running from one corner to another.

Special Trains: Some of the special trains that operate in India are:

Calcutta Metro Railway: Thanks to the initiative of Dr. B.C.Roy, we have the metro railway in Kolkata today. The metro railway has extended its service to almost all the main centers of the city.

Delhi Metro: Opened in the year 2002, the Delhi Metro has of late become the most feasible means of transportation. Kangra Valley Railway: The Kangra Valley will take you on a cruise to some of the most picturesque regions of the North Indian State.

Konkan Railway: The Konkan Railway runs from Roha to Mangalore.

Palace on Wheels: The palce on wheels starts from Delhi and pass through the state of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Jaisalmer and Bharatpur before finally entering the city of Delhi.

The Deccan Odyssey: It is a luxury passenger train, well equipped and lavishly decorated with modern décor.

The Kalka Shimla Railway: It is a railway line between Kalka and Shimla.

  • Roadways in India: Road network in India is one of the largest networks in the world. There are the National Highways, State Highways, District roads and Village roads. Roads are the dominant mode of transportation in India. They are an indispensable means of communication and has come a long way. It is today regarded as one of the most ideal and cost effective modes of transportation in India.

  • Waterways and Water Resources: India is flanked by the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. It therefore, has a long coastline. India is the proud owner of 12 major and 184 minor ports along this vast coastline. Some of the major ports are Chennai, Cochin, Kandla, Kolkata, Mumbai, Vishakhapatnam and others.

Transportation in India