Importance of railways in India:
1. It fulfills many functions like a pilgrimage, sightseeing, business and transportation of goods over a long distance.
2. It contributes greatly to the economic activities of the country and helps in the development of industry and agriculture.
3. It has been an important means of transport for 150 years. Indian railway has a network of over 7000 stations covering the country and has been reorganized into 16 zones.
Explanation: Railways have been an integral part of the country since the colonial times. Even today, it’s not just used for economic activities but as common man’s transport.
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