Transport and Communication

  • Transport is a system in which passengers and goods are carried from one place to another
  • Development of cheap and efficient means of transport is necessary for the progress of a large and developing country like India
  • Transport routes are the basic economic arteries of the country
    • And hence, the amount of traffic moving in a country is a measure of its progress
  • India is a vast country with long distances from Kashmir in North to Kanniyakumari in the south; Kandla in the west to Kohima in the East
    • In addition, India has great diversity in economic, social, cultural and ethnic structure
    • Hence, a well-knit transport system is essential to bring about unity in diversity