Transport or transportation is the movement of peopleand goods from one location to another. Transport isperformed by modes, such as air, rail, road, water, cable,pipeline and space. The field can be divided intoinfrastructure, vehicles, and operations.Transport in India:Transport in the Republic of India
is an important part of thenation's economy. With a land area of 3,287,240 km
(1,269,210 sq mi), and an estimated population of 1,028,737,436,transport in India is both a necessity as well as a convenience.Since the economic liberalization of the 1990s, development of infrastructure within the country has progressed at a rapid pace,and today there is a wide variety of modes of transport by land,water and air. However, the relatively low GDP of India has meantthat access to these modes of transport has not been uniform.Only around 10% of households own a motorcycle (about102,873,744 people). Cars are owned by the wealthier few —around 0.7% of households owned one in 2007 (about 7,201,163people).Public transport still remains the primary mode of transport for most of the population, and India's public transportsystems are among the most heavily utilized in the world.
: In ancient times, people often covered long distances onfoot. For instance, Adi Sankaracharya traveled all over India.
Walking still constitutes an important mode of transport in urbanareas.