IMPORTANCE OF WATER TRANSPORT -
September 17th, 2010
Water Transport is the oldest type of transport along with Road Transport. During the days of village economy, boats and rafts were used to Transport the goods as well as people from one place to another place but on a very limited basis.
With the development of international trade on a large scale, especially after 1950, ocean Transport gained lot of significance.
Water transport is a very ancient mode of transport was found in India. In ancient time shipping was quite popular in India.
History is evident of this water transport was very popular in trading activities among different nations. India has got about 14,500 kms of navigable waterways which comprises of rivers, canals, backwaters, Greeks etc.
the inland water transport is most popular in India as it is known to be a fuil efficient and environmentally least hazardous and is basically rural employment oriented.
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