Note on Means of Transportation

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Transportation means the process of physical movement of products and people from one place to another place. The means which are used to transport products and people from one place to another place inside or outside the country is called the means of transportation. It facilitates to distribute goods from the production place to another place inside or outside the country. It helps in widening the market and making a large volume of sales. It saves the valuable time of the office personnel. The car, bus, motorcycle, aeroplane, ship, etc. are the different examples of means of transportation. The means of transportation used under different modes are as follows:

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  1. Road transportation
    The act of carrying products or people from one place to another through land routes is known as road transportation. It is a cheap, convenient and relatively fast mode of transportation. It is an important mode of transportation for carrying goods, products and people especially in a landlocked mountainous country like Nepal. Cycle, motorcycle, car, bus, tractor or truck are some of the examples of means of road transportation.

  2. Rail transportation
    The act of carrying products and people from one place another through railway is known as rail transportation. It is cheaper road transportation. It is an old mode of transportation. It is more reliable as compared to road transportation. Railway transportation facility is extremely limited in Nepal.

  3. Water transportation
    The act of carrying products and people from one place to another place through the lake, canal, river, sea and ocean is known as water transportation. It is the cheapest and oldest mode of transportation. It is an extremely slow mode of transportation. It is used for transporting bulky products to a distant place. Water transportation facility is quite limited in Nepal. Boat, motor boat and ship, are the some examples of water transportation.

  4. Air transportation
    The act of carrying products and people from one place to another place through airways is called air transportation. It is the advanced mode of transportation. It is the most expensive but the quickest mode of transportation. It is mostly used for travelling to a distant place, carrying mails and transporting valuable and lighter products. For a mountainous country like Nepal where adequate road transportation facility is not available, the air transportation is an extremely useful mode for transportation. The balloon, Helicopter, Jet are some of the examples of air transportation.

  • Transportation means the process of physical movement of products and people from one place to another place.
  • The act of carrying products a people from one place to another through land routes is known as road transportation.
  • The act of carrying products and people from one place another through railway is known as rail transportation.
  • The act of carrying products and people from one place to another place through the lake, canal, river, sea and ocean is known as water transportation.
  • The act of carrying products and people from one place to another place through airways is called air transportation.
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1. Road transportation:

The act of carrying products or people from one place to another through land routes is known as road transportation. It is cheap, convenient and relatively fast mode of transportation. It is an important mode of transportation for carrying goods, products and people especially in a landlocked mountainous country like Nepal. Cycle, motorcycle, car, bus, tractor or trucks are some of the examples of means of road transportation.

2. Rail transportation:

The act of carrying products and people from one place another through railway is known as rail transportation. It is cheaper road transportation. It is an old mode of transportation. It is more reliable as compared to road transportation. Railway transportation facility is extremely limited in Nepal.

3. Water transportation:

The act of carrying products and people from one place to another place through the lake, canal, river, sea and ocean is known as water transportation. It is the cheapest and oldest mode of transportation. It is an extremely slow mode of transportation. It is used for transporting bulky products to a distant place. Water transportation facility is quite limited in Nepal. Boat, motor boat and ship, are the some examples of water transportation.

4. Air transportation:

The act of carrying products and people from one place to another place through airways is called air transportation. It is the advanced mode of transportation. It is the most expensive but the quickest mode of transportation. It is mostly used for travelling to a distant place, carrying mails and transporting valuable and lighter products. For a mountainous country like Nepal where adequate road transportation facility is not available, the air transportation is an extremely useful mode for transportation. The balloon, Helicopter, Jet are some of the examples of the examples of air transportation.

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  • The process of physical movement of products and people from one place to another place is called _____.

    furniture making


    livestock farming


    communication


    transportation


  • The act of carrying products a people from one place to another through land routes is known as ______.

    rope transportation


    air transportation


    water transportation


    road transportation


  • Which one of them is the most expensive but the quickest mode of transportation?

    water transportation
    rope transportation
    air transportation
    railway transportation
  • Ship is an example of ______.

    air transportation


    road transportation


    water transportation


    rope transportation


  • Jet is an example of ______.

    air transportation


    water transportation


    railway transportation


    rope transportation


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