Sunday, January 08, 2006
Transportation in developing countries.
India suffers from poor transportation. Railroads are slow and cumbersome, the road system is primitive and air travel is far less convenient and reliable than in the West. The road system is currently being transformed by a new plan to build a national network of highways, privately owned airlines are proving much better than government ones, but airportw are still inefficent. Britain buld an empire through control of the seas, and later railroads. The US Interstate Highway system enabled an enormous expansion of commerce. China has committed to a great modernization of its air and road transportation system - Chinese airports are a generation ahead of Indian ones in facilities and user friendliness.