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Describe any two merits of railways and any two problems being faced by the railways.

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Merits of railways are: (i) They make it possible to conduct multifarious activities like business, sightseeing, pilgrimage along with transportation of goods over longer distances. (ii) They bind the economic life of the country as well as accelerate the development of industry and agriculture. Problems... read more

Merits of railways are:

(i) They make it possible to conduct multifarious activities like business, sightseeing, pilgrimage along with transportation of goods over longer distances.

(ii) They bind the economic life of the country as well as accelerate the development of industry and agriculture.

Problems faced by the railways are

(i) Tickedess travel by a large number of passengers.

(ii) Theft and damage of railway property.

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Merits of railways are: (i) They make it possible to conduct multifarious activities like business, sightseeing, pilgrimage along with transportation of goods over longer distances. (ii) They bind the economic life of the country as well as accelerate the development of industry and agriculture. Problems... read more

Merits of railways are:

(i) They make it possible to conduct multifarious activities like business, sightseeing, pilgrimage along with transportation of goods over longer distances.

(ii) They bind the economic life of the country as well as accelerate the development of industry and agriculture.

Problems faced by the railways are:

(i) Tickedess travel by a large number of passengers.

(ii) Theft and damage of railway property.

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Two merits of railways are: 1) Cheapest mode of transportation. 2) Wide connectivity network Problems faced by indian railways are: 1) Slow speed of trains. 2) Lack of cleanliness and hygiene.
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The merits of Railways are: 1. Convenient traffic-free travel. 2. Cheaper public means of transport for long distances. The demerits are: 1. Some passengers ride for free leading to a loss for the Railways. This is the issue of free-riders. 2. Sometimes, the coaches are loaded beyond capacity leading... read more

The merits of Railways are:

1. Convenient traffic-free travel.

2. Cheaper public means of transport for long distances. 

The demerits are:

1. Some passengers ride for free leading to a loss for the Railways. This is the issue of free-riders.

2. Sometimes, the coaches are loaded beyond capacity leading to damage.

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Merits: i. Railway is the safest form of transport. The chances of accidents and breakdown of railways are minimum as compared to other modes of transport. ii. It is the largest public undertaking in the country. Railways perform many public utility services Demerits: i. Railway transport is unsuitable... read more

Merits:

i. Railway is the safest form of transport. The chances of accidents and breakdown of railways are minimum as compared to other modes of transport.

ii. It is the largest public undertaking in the country. Railways perform many public utility services

Demerits:

i. Railway transport is unsuitable and uneconomical for short distances and small traffic of goods.

ii. Another disadvantages of railway transport is its inflexibility. It routes and timings cannot be adjusted to individual requirements.

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