RAIL TRANSPORT

Get Started. It's Free
or sign up with your email address
RAIL TRANSPORT by Mind Map: RAIL TRANSPORT

1. Advantages

2. It is a quick and more regular form of transport because it helps in the transportation of goods with speed and certainty.

3. Easy transportation of coal and raw-materials at a cheaper rate.

4. Railway is the safest form of transport.

5. The carrying capacity of the railways is extremely large. Moreover, its capacity is elastic which can easily be increased by adding more wagons.

6. Disadvatages

7. The railway requires a large investment of capital.

8. Inflexibility:

9. As railways require huge capital outlay, they may give rise to monopolies and work against public interest at large. Even if controlled and managed by the government, lack of competition may breed in inefficiency and high costs.

10. Railway transport is unsuitable and uneconomical for short distances and small traffic of goods

11. Railway transportation is one of the least polluting transport methods.