The basic infrastructure is explained as under:
(i) Roads and railways : The built roads served
the interests of mobilising the army and shifting raw materials. The introduction of railways occurred in India in 1890.
(ii) Water transport : Inland and oceanic water
ways were also developed during the British rule.
(iii) Posts : During British rule, postal services were developed.
(iv) Telegraphs : The British government introduced expensive system of electric telegraph in India. This system was useful for maintaining law and order.