Transport system of india

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Useful websites

[# Wikipedia, worlds most popular encyclopadia!]

  3. Lonely Planet is a popular book that helps you in planning your own travel, worth reading before you travel to any place
  4. World Bank site on Indian Transport

$more commercial information on Indian Transport

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Teaching Outlines

Please describe the key ideas to be conveyed in this section. Also broken down in details by each idea

Key Idea #1 Introduction to transport

Learning objectives

  1. Understand the concept of transportation
  2. Understand the need for transportation
  3. Know different modes of transportation and their advantages and disadvantages
  4. Mass transportation as a new phenomenon

Notes for teachers

Transport systems in India can be very interesting to learn about. Teachers can bring information about the history of Indian transport systems to make class interesting and lively. For eg. Indian Railways began in 1853 when British introduced Railways to India. Also discussing about why transport systems were introduced, (the Britishers were not interested in development of India, as much as transporting their goods and defence equipment/people). See short video on history of transport!!

A discussion on why different modes of transport are needed (how they may be complementing one another) may also give a holistic picture to learners. While rail can support mass transportation of both people and goods, and for long distances, air travel is for quick transport of people and select cargo items only. Rail transport can reach final destination which other modes cannot. (this is suggested as an activity.


  1. Activity No #1 Concept Name - Activity No. Transport_system_of_india_introduction_activity1
  2. Activity No #2 Concept Name - Activity No.Transport_system_of_india_introduction_activity2

Key Idea #2 Mass transportation

What are the key ideas to be covered

Learning objectives

  1. Understand the need for mass transportation
  2. Become aware of different mass transport systems and Urban transport systems

Notes for teachers


  1. Activity No #1 Concept Name - Activity No.Mass transportation discussion
  2. Activity No #2 Concept Name - Activity No.

Key Idea #3 Transport as a tertiary sector

What are the key ideas to be covered

How Transport as a tertiary sector supports the primary and secondary sectors of the economy and in turn contributes to economic development and growth (connect this geography chapter to the economics chapter on 'sectors of Indian economy')

Learning objectives

Understand role of transport as a tertiary sector

Notes for teachers


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  2. Activity No #2 Concept Name - Activity No.

Assessment activities for CCE

Project Ideas

Collect newspaper articles on various road and railway projects in India. Collect photos and videos and make a 'digital story' on Indian transport.

Write an essay on 'Prime Minister Village Road scheme', refer #(Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana)

  1. Government of India site

Community Based Project

Visit your grama panchayat. Find out information about their programmes for building the village roads. Do they use funds from Pradhan_Mantri_Gram_Sadak_Yojana? scheme?

Who does the road development work? What materials are required? Do village roads use the same materials as national highways? Discuss with the panchayat staff and also with your parents about this.

Textbook Feedback

Please add below suggestions/ errors in the textbook.

The chapter does not discuss Indian Railways, which is the largest railway network in the world. Indian Railways is the worlds ninth largest employer. In 2013-14, IR carried 8,425 million passengers annually or more than 23 million passengers daily (roughly half of which were suburban passengers (source Wikipedia)

The chapter contains useful information, it can add 'understanding/application' ideas with the content. For eg. instead of mentioning that 'Bombay port is called the Gateway of India', we can discuss why Bombay port is called the Gateway of India? (Since it is an important port and a natural harbour through which there was a significant movement of people as well as goods for several hundred years, it is called the Gateway of India. There is also a small arch constructed near the harbour, which is called the Gateway of India

240px-Gateway_of_India.jpg Gateway of India