How do Physiographic and economic factors influence the distribution pattern of the Indian Railway network? Explain with examples.
How do Physiographic and economic factors influence the distribution pattern of the Indian Railway network?
The distribution pattern of the railway network in the country is largely influenced by physiographic and economic factores.
- The northern plains have the dense railway network because of:
- They have high population density.
- Vast level land.
- They are rich in agricultural resources.
- Mountains marshy, sandy and forested areas have sparse railway network.
- It is very difficult to lay railway lines in the sandy plains of western Rajasthan, swamps of Gujarat and forested tracks of Madhya Pradesh.
- Peninsular plateau though have difficult terrain, but are very rich in mineral resources. They promote industries and become well developed industrial area. These industrial areas also have well connectivity with rail roots.