“Roadways still have an edge over railways in India.”

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“Roadways still have an edge over railways in India.” Support the statement with arguments.

Answer:
Roadways still have an edge over railways in India:

  • Construction cost of roadways is much lower than that of railways.
  • Roads can traverse comparatively more dissecting and undulating plains.
  • Roads can negotiate higher gradients of slopes and can traverse mountains like Himalayas.
  • Road transport is economical in transportation of few persons and small amount of goods over short distances.
  • It also provides door to door services.
  • 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 station, airports and sea ports.