Transport routes are called basic arteries of our economy because of the following reasons
(i) Dense network of transport is a pre-requisite for the economic development of a region or a country.
(ii) Roads and railways are like arteries that connects areas of production with that of consumption, e.g. agricultural form is connected to agro-based industries and market.
(iii) They also help in industrial development by assemblage of raw materials and distribution of finished goods.