What is the meaning of road density?

What is the meaning of road density? Describe any three major problems faced by road transportation in India.

Road Density: The length of road per 100 sq. km. of area is known as density of roads.

  • Road density in India is very uneven.
  • The road network is unadequate in keeping view the volume of traffic and passengers.
  • About half of the roads are unmetalled.
  • Unmetalled roads limits their usage during the rainy season.
  • The National Highways are also inadequate.
  • The roadways are highly congested in cities.
  • Most of the bridges and converters are old and narrow.
  • Most of state highways and district roads are rough and trouble some.