Tag Archives: Transport

Air Transport in India

The air transport in India started in 1911 when the India’s first Aeroplane post services were started between Allahabad and Naini. All the airway companies were nationalized in 1953 and were put under two corporations namely – Indian Airlines and Air India. The Indian Airlines Corporation having headquarters in New Delhi was established to conduct the air service… Read More »

Rail Transport in India

First passenger train in India was started by Lord Dalhousie, Governor General of India on April 16, 1853 between Bori Bunder, Bombay, and Thane covering a distance of 34 kms. Indian Railway was nationalised in 1951 and presently, it is the largest Railway Network in Asia and the second largest railway network in the World. There are three… Read More »

Shipping Industry in India

The first ship building factory in India was established at Visakhapatnam in 1941. It was later, adopted by the Indian Government in 1952 and named as ‘Hindustan Shipyard Limited‘. The major ship building centers in India are located at Kolkata, Goa, Mumbai and Kochi. The Kochi, Dockyard was developed by collaboration with Japan. The Kochi Dockyard is the… Read More »

Aircraft Industry in India

The first aircraft in India was set up at Bangalore in 1940 under the name of Hindustan Aircraft Ltd it was a private company and was taken over by the government in 1942. Later on, it was merged into Aeronautics India Limited in 1964 to form Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), Bangalore. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd has 12 divisions with… Read More »

Water Transport in India

The Water transport provides the Cheapest source of transportation to any country. At present, there are about 14,500 km long navigable waterways in India. The length of water ways in India is maximum in Uttar Pradesh followed by West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Kerla. The Buckingham Canal (640 km) long is the longest navigable canal of the… Read More »