Road transportation is one of the oldest means of transport that is being followed by people since ages. This road usage was first started by animals, and later followed by humans. For example, did you ever check a clear path in a deadly forest while you are watching on National Geographic Channel? Isn’t that clear to say animals are brainy enough. They follow the path and group for a travel. It is from them we learnt to use Road transportation.
India has a road network of over 5,472,144 kilometres (3,400,233 mi) as on 31 March 2015, the second largest road network in the world. At 1.66 km of roads per square kilometre of land, the quantitative density of India’s road network is higher than that of Japan (0.91) and the United States (0.67), and far higher than that of China (0.46), Brazil (0.18) or Russia (0.08). However, qualitatively India’s roads are a mix of modern highways and narrow, unpaved roads, and are being improved constantly. As on 31 March 2015, 61.05% of Indian roads were covered.
Adjusted for its large population, India has less than 3.8 kilometres of roads per 1000 people, including all its paved and unpaved roads. India in its past did not assign adequate resources to build or maintain its road network. This has changed since 1995, with major efforts currently underway to modernize the country’s road infrastructure.
Transportation contributes to the Economic, Industrial, Social and Cultural developments of any country. The objective of economic activities is the process of satisfying the requirements of any commodity, whether the production – distribution of products or the fulfilling the commodity demand.
Even after few centuries, it is still going to be road transport system that will be easy and will be chosen more than compared to any means of transport. With the advancement in road transport companies the transport is turning even easier these days. The logistic companies for this transport are planning everything to the best.
There are numerous advantages of road transport in comparison to any other modes of transport. Few of them are
1. Less investments means smaller drill in governments pocket
They need very less investments than any other modes of transport. Laying of roads is way too cheaper than laying of railway tracks. Not just that, even the maintenance is simple. They can easily repair their and then when it is damaged by natural calamities.
2. Door step service availability
This is one of the best advantages of this means of transport. Which means of transport fills this need, literally none! It allows us to transport the material right at ones door step, or you can take it as ware house to ware house delivery is meet by only road transport.
3. Serves in remote areas too
It is the only transport that meets the needs of people who stay in rural or remote areas. No other transports like rail, water or air transport can help to meet this need.
This service is the most flexible one than any other. Its routes and timings can be adjusted and changed to individual requirements without much inconvenience. It is all about you to decide when to travel and when to not. The road is open always and you can enjoy the ride or transport always.
5. Quick means of transport after air
If you run a business that you can’t effort to transport via air but need the goods to be transported at the earliest, than this road transport is the only choice. Rail and water are no way in comparison to this road transport.
These are just the few advantages of the road transport, but if we tend to list out there are lot more like, best for the perishable goods transport, it saves huge amount in packaging cost, best for the industries that are out of railway track links and the most important one to be mentioned is- it provides employment in our country at a large scale. So, no matter what comes in and how advanced the other modes of transportation turn out, Road Transport system will never lose its charm and importance. It is going to be the next generation mobility.