Explain the importance of railways as the principal mode of transportation for freight and passenger in India

Explain the importance of railways as the principal mode of transportation for freight and passenger in India.

Importance of Railways:

  • Railways are the principal mode of transportation for freight and passengers in India.
  • They carry huge loads and bulky goods for long and short distances.
  • Railways in India, bind the economic life of the country as well as accelerate the development of the industry and agriculture.
  • Railways make it possible to conduct multiple activities like business, tourism, pilgrimage along with goods transportation over longer distances.
  • They transport heavy and bulky raw material to the manufacturing centres and finished products to market.