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

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    Why are efforts being made to convert metre gauge track to broad gauge track? Explain the advantages of unigauge system of railways.                                                                                                   [Delhi 2004 C]


    Priority has been assigned to the conversion of metre gauge lines to broad gauge. Already the conversion work has been undertaken in peninsular India and Northern plains of India. Advantages of unigauge railway network are:
    (i) Larger carrying capacity of goods and passengers.
    (ii) Higher speed.
    (iii) Cheaper transportation.
    (iv) Reduction in transhipment.

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