A well-knit and coordinated system of transport plays an important role in the sustained growth of a country. Transport has recorded an extensive growth over the years both in spread of network and in output of the system. Glimpses of several modes of transport such as rail, road, water ways, air and metro are provided in this section.
Transportation, the movement of goods and persons from place to place and the various means by which such movement is accomplished. The growth of the ability—and the need—to transport large quantities of goods or numbers of people over long distances at high speeds in comfort and safety has been an index of civilization and in particular of technological progress.