How do roadways score over railways in India?

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How do roadways score over railways in India?

Answer:
Roadways score over railways due to the following reasons:

  • Construction cost of roads is much lower than that of railway lines.
  • Roads can traverse comparatively in more dissected and undulating topography.
  • Roads can negotiate higher gradients of slopes and as such can traverse mountains such as the Himalayas.
  • Road transport is economical in the transportation of few persons and relatively small amounts of goods over short distances.
  • It also provides door-to-door service. Thus, the cost of loading and unloading is much lower.
  • Road transport is also used as a feeder to other modes of transport such as they provide link between railway stations, air and sea ports.