How to get from... in India?
The transport system is one of the most important systems of the country which play a vital role for maintaining the economic growth. As India is a large country, its transport sector is also very vast. It contributes a large percentage to India’s GDP. However, the transport system of India consists of many transport means like buses, railways, airways and more, which we are going to explain in this article.
IndianRailways is considered as one of the largest railway system in the world that is controlled by the single management. Not only the largest transport system but the railways system of India stands among the largest employers of the world. Indian rail transport system is used for carrying the passengers (daily goers, business workmen, people going to pilgrimages and many others) as well as goods across the entire country.
Railway is an inexpensive means of transport in India and most of the major cities are connected by the railways.
· Road transportation
The road transportation is the dominant means of transportation in India. You will be surprised to know that about 90 percent of the passengers in India travel through Road transport means. These means include Indian buses, cars, bikes, trucks, cycles, rickshaws and some others. All the cities and villages in India are connected through roads; however the quality varies as you move from bigger cities to the rural areas. The upper class people have their own vehicles whereas the medium and lower class people prefer to travel through the buses which can be private or public. Though, development has been done in the villages but still some villages are not getting the facility of these transportation means.
· Indian Airlines
Air transport means are the most expensive transportation means in India but are also the fastest ones. As compared to the railways which are used to transport the heavy materials, the air transport means are used for the transportation of light weight products.
Air transportation means are considered as the luxurious means of transport which is preferred by the high class people. Aeroplanes and helicopters are the means of air transport that carry the passengers and goods not only within the country but also to overseas.IndianAirlines is on the top preferred list. It has been formed by merging the seven airline agencies including Bharat Airways, Airways India, Deccan Airways and more.
· Rivers and Seas
The water transport means in India include ships, steamers and boats. As there are many seas, rivers and oceans in India, the heavy goods are transported through waterways. India has many famous ports that are dealing in the trade before the freedom times. India is surrounded by the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal which serves as the big waterways for overseas transportation.
Water transport means are slow as compared to other transportation means but they provide the inexpensive transportation services over the long distances.