Questions on Transport and Communication

1. East-West corridor links ...... and ...... as ......

Silchar, Porbander, they are located in the eastern and western edge of the country.

2. Super Highway connecting four metro-cities is known as ...... as it forms ......

Golden quadrilateral, a geometrical quadrilateral, of various types of relief features across the country.

2. Explain briefly the main factor affecting density of railways.

These regions have a high railway density due to the following reasons:

  1. Punjab and Haryana - due to agricultural productions
  2. Maharashtra and Gujarat - due to industrialization
  3. Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh - due to mineral deposits

3. Identify advantages and disadvantages in each roadways and railways transport.

Both are important means of transport of the masses. Both are essential for the development of a region.

Railways are generally used for long distances. Roadways are generally preferred over shorter distances.

Railways can carry very large volumes. Roadways can carry lesser volume.

Railways involve high construction and maintenance cost. Roadways involve lesser cost in construction and maintenance.

4. "A few states of India lack a good railway network". Justify the statement?

Because of high mountains and rugged topology. For example, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.

5. Which states has more than one international airport?


6. Mention two states which do not have international airport?

Haryana and Rajasthan

7. Give one word for each of the following statement:

(a) A system of carrying messages to exchange thoughts, ideas and information.

(b) The service through which letters, parcels and money-orders are sent.

(c) A system of writing letters through internet.

(d) The authority responsible for transmission of programs through radio in India.

(e) The most common and popular means of personal communication in India at present.

  1. Communication
  2. Postal service
  3. Email
  4. All India Radio (AIR)
  5. Mobile Phones