10th Class Social Science Lifelines of National Economy Question Bank Long Answer Type - Lifelines of National Economy

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    Compare and contrast roads and railways as means of transport.


    Roads are suitable for short distance while railways are suitable for long distances. Roads provide door to door service while railways do not. Roads are more flexible while railways are not flexible. Roads are easy to construct and maintain while railways are expensive to construct and maintain. Roads can be constructed at high altitudes while railway cannot. Roads acts feeders to railways. Railways have a larger carrying capacity of goods passengers than roads. Roads are suitable for transportation of perishable goods to distant places faster than railways. Road transport increases the efficiency of railways by backing up the linkages. Roads link the rural areas or remote areas with nearby railway stations. Road and railway are helpful in developing the country's economy and national integration.

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