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Transport -2011

Buses are an important means of public transport in India, particularly in the countryside and remote areas where the rail network cannot be accessed and airline operations are few or non-existent. Due to this social significance, public bus transport is predominantly owned and operated by public agencies, and most state governments operate bus services through a State Road Transport Corporation.These corporations, introduced in the 1960s and 1970s, have proven extremely useful in connecting villages and towns across the country.

Rail services in India, first introduced in 1853, are provided by the state-run Indian Railways, under the supervision of the Ministry of Railways. Indian Railways provides an important mode of transport in India, transporting over 18 million passengers. The Indian Railways runs a number of special types of services which are given higher priority. The Rajdhani trains introduced in 1969 provide connectivity between the national capital, Delhi and capitals of the states. Shatabdi Express is the fastest running train in the country Shatabdi Express provides connectivity between centres of tourism, pilgrimage or business.

Rapid economic growth in India has made air travel more affordable within the reach of every man. Jet Airways, India's largest private carrier, has invested millions of dollars to increase its fleet, but this has been put on hold due to the recession  .This trend is not restricted to traditional air carriers in India. Major airlines in the country help people reach from one place to another at a very economical fare. Some of the well known airlines are Indigo, GoAir, KingFisher and Air India.

India has an extensive network of inland waterways in the form of rivers, canals, backwaters and creeks. The total navigable length is 14,500 kilometers (9,000 mi), out of which about 5,200 km (3,231 mi) of river and 485 km (301 mi) of canals can be used by mechanised crafts.  Cargo that is transported in an organised manner is limited to a few waterways in Goa, West Bengal and Kerala. The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is the statutory authority in charge of the waterways in India. It does the function of building the necessary infrastructure in these waterways, surveying the economic feasibility of new projects and also administration and regulation.

Recent development in transportation in India

Gramin Sewa:

The Government of NCT(National Capital Territory) of Delhi has launched a new para transit scheme wherein high capacity three-wheelers and similar other vehicles with seating capacity of 6 (six)  passengers (excluding driver) will be given permits to ply in the rural areas, unauthorized, resettlement colonies and J.J. Clusters (slums) of Delhi.
1. These are eco friendly vehicles which ply on CNG.
2. They are without fare metres.
3. Not very expensive, within the limits of the common man

DTC Low Floor Buses:DTC Bus.jpg
They are the world’s largest CNG buses covered under Delhi Transport Corporation. They are very economical, within the reach of every Indian, improves the accessibility of bus for the public, particularly for the elder people.


Motorised two-wheelers like scooters, small capacity motorcycles and mopeds are popular modes of transport due to their fuel efficiency and ease of use in congested traffic. The number of two-wheelers sold is several times that of cars. The two wheel vehicles production was started by Hero Honda which is now named as Hero Moto Cop. And now it is the largest manufacturer of motorcycle in India.

In India till 1992 Ambassador and Fiat were the only two cars predominantly found in India. But when Maruti came in it changed the face of the market. And now in India all leading cars can be found and all the manufacturers of these leading cars are interested in launching their cars in the Indian market.

Auto.jpgTaxi: Taxi service is the one of conventional mode of transport especially from airports nad railway stations. Prepaid taxi service is available in both terminals.

This is also a common man’s mode of transport. It runs on CNG and so it is eco-friendly and economical too. It can carry two passengers comfortably and a compactly seated three passengers too at times.


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This is an eco-friendly mode of transport driven by cycle. It is a two seater and causes no pollution at all. It is an ideal mode of transport for short distances.


This is an eco-friendly vehicle very much in use among the lower income group to commute. Avon and Hero are to well known companies making these green vehicles available to the common man. Youngsters too seek out this mode of transport to keep physically fit.
Delhi has Cycling club to promote a Greener and Healthier Delhi.

Delhi-Metro (Tube railway):
metro.jpgDelhi, Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad in the National Capital Region of India are connected by the rapid transit system called Delhi Metro. It is one of the largest metro networks in the world. The network consists of six lines with a total length of 189.63 km. The six lines are Red, Blue, Green , Yellow, Violet and Airport Express.E Sreedharan fondly called The Metro Man by the media was the managing director of Delhi Metro till 2011. Delhi Metro is a very convenient mode of transport and has eased out the traffic jams to large extent. The fares are affordable and far off places are easily reachable for the commuters.
DELHIMETROMAP.jpgThe Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has been certified by the United Nations as the first metro rail and rail-based system in the world to get “carbon credits for reducing greenhouse gas emissions” and helping in reducing pollution levels in the city by 6.3 lakh tonne) every year.


Car of the Year Awards 2011

International car of the year 2011
The International Car of the Year (ICOTY) awards are presented by the United States magazine Road & Travel Magazine. The award was launched in 1997 and since it is being given annuallyunder ten different categories to new vehicles manufactured internationally and available on the US market. 600 industry leaders and media attend this ceremony at North American International Auto Show (NAIAS.)
        Car of the Year: Hyundai Sonata
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Truck of the Year: Kia Sportage
SUV of the Year: Ford Explorer
Sedan of the Year: Volvo S60
Luxury Car: Jaguar XJ

Click here to view the winners of CAR INDIA -2011 Awards



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