Transportation

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Transportation is the means that helps people and their commodities to move from one place to another. It is a basic infrastructure of a nation. There are various means of transportation used in our daily life.
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Transportation

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Transportation is the means that helps people and their commodities to move from one place to another i.e. from their origin to destination . It is a basic infrastructure of a nation. Today's cities and towns are the results of transportation. Buying and selling won't be possible in the absence of transportation.

In ancient time, people used animals as their daily transportation, not only that they used animals to carry their materials. But slowly after the development of transportation, they used modern way of transportation like vehicles, airplane, ship, rail etc.

Land transportation

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In the context of Nepal, it is the best and cheapest means of transportation. Nepal is an economically poor country, so people want a low price of transportation and accommodation in their daily life. Due to the geographical region of Nepal, it is suitable means of transportation. People use various vehicles in their daily life which help them to travel and carry goods from one place to another. Some of them are motorcycles, bicycle, car, bus etc. Here are some highways of Nepal which help people to travel from one place to another:

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  • Mahendra Highway - 1028 km (Mechi to Mahakali)
  • Tribhuvan Highway - 192 km (Kathmandu to Bhainse)
  • Araniko Highway - 133 km (Kathmandu to Kodari)
  • Siddhartha Highway - 180 km ( Sunauli to Pokhara)
  • Prithivi Highway - 174 km (Naubise to Pokhara)
  • Pasang Lahmu Highway - 117 km (Kathmandu to Dhunche)
  • Bhimdutta Panta Highway - 137 km (Dhangadhi to Dadeldhura)
  • Madan Bhandari Highway - 52 km (Dharan to Dhankuta)
  • B.P Koirala Highway - 159 km (Banepa to Bardibas)

Water Transportation

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Nepal is the landlocked country, due to which it's difficult to make water transportation. It is also one of the cheapest means of transportation for people. In Nepal, people use small wooden boats to cross the rivers and carry light weight goods. The nearest sea from Nepal is the Indian Ocean. Ships, boats, submarines etc are the examples of water transportation.

Air Transportation

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Air Transportation

Air transportation is the expensive and fastest means of transportation. It transports people and goods by flying in the air. Air transportation in Nepal was started in 1953 AD. It provides both domestic and international flights to the people. In Nepal, few people only use it as their daily means of transportation.

Things to remember
  • Transportation is the means, which helps people or goods to carry from their origin to destination. 
  • In ancient time, people used animals as their daily transportation, not only that they used animals to carry their materials. But slowly after the development of transportation, they used modern way of transportation like vehicles, airplane, ship, rail etc. 
  • Air transportation is the expensive and fastest means of transportation. 
  • It includes every relationship which established among the people.
  • There can be more than one community in a society. Community smaller than society.
  • It is a network of social relationships which cannot see or touched.
  • common interests and common objectives are not necessary for society.
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Questions and Answers

Transportation is the means that helps people and their commodities to move from one place to another.

The factors that are responsible for the development of modern means of transport are:

  • Technology
  • Communication

The transportation which is on road and helps to carry people or things by road way is known as land transportation.

The roles that have been played by government in connecting all parts of our country are as follows:

  • Development of transportation.
  • Development of communication.

The length of Mahendra highway is 1028 km.

The transportation which depends on boats, rafts, ships, ferries streamers etc is known as water transportation.

The length of Araniko Highway is 113 km.

A person or thing that makes more difficult for you to do something is a hindrance.

Air transportation started in Nepal in 1953 A.D.

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