“Transport routes are called the basic arteries of our economy.” Support this statement with relevant examples.
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.