Learn about the Transport and Logistics industry in India

The large and diverse transport sector of India caters to the needs of 1 billion people. Today, the total value of the industry is $14 billion and it will grow to another 10% over the coming years. Good physical connectivity and infrastructure are to gain from the sector. The government is taking major initiatives for the improvement of the transport sector. Many new reforms and developments are being implemented for improving the sector and thereby, providing a boost to the sector’s growth.
The major sectors of the transport industry are railways, roadways, waterways and aviation. All these modes of transport are highly popular and they are used for public, private and commercial usage.
Today, Indian railways is one of the largest railways under single management. The railways play a leading role in carrying passengers and cargo across India's vast territory.
The density of India’s highway network is similar to that of the US and greater than China's or Brazil's.
India has 12 major and 187 minor and intermediate ports along its more than 7500 km long coastline and 14,000 km of navigable rivers and canals.
India has more than 120 airports, handling millions of passengers and millions of tonnes of cargo every year.
The transport sector sees substantial investments from various domestic and foreign players. Some of the key players are TNT, AFL, Blue Dart and GARI. The government has plans to overcome the hurdles like congestion, poor roads, parking space, inadequate capacity. It plans to help the industry grow and expand and has plans to improve the quality of roads, the ports, airports. The World Bank will support all the major projects in the country to boost growth.
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