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Life Lines Of National Economy

Question 2:

Answer the following questions in about 30 words.

(i) State any three merits of roadways.

(ii) Where and why is rail transport the most convenient means of transporation?

(iii) What is the significance of the border roads?

(iv) What is meant by trade? What is the difference between international and local trade?

Answer:

(i) Merits of roadways:

(a) They are cheaper than railways in terms of construction costs.

(b) Roads can go through dissected and undulating land areas and through steep mountains.

(c) They are economical as loading costs are low and door-to-door service can be availed of.

(ii) In th…

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