Means of Transport
We generally walk for shorter distance and take any
transport for longer distance. In olden days bullock-carts, horse driven cart
and boats were only means of transport for commuting from one place to another.
These means are still used in villages to travel and transport things. Animals
like donkeys, bulls, mules, camels, and asses are used to carry loads for
The various means of Transport available are:
Road Transport – Roads connect different
villages, town and cities. The most common road vehicles include buses, trucks,
motorcycles, scooter, rickshaw, car, vans and bicycles. Bus carries large number of passengers near
Rail Transport – Rail transport includes
all transport over rails or tracks. This includes trains (both passenger as
well as goods train), metro and trams. Rail transport carries more people or
goods compared to road transport.
Air Transport –Air transport includes
all transport through the air such as airplanes, helicopters. It is the fastest
means of transport and connects all major cities. Air transport is expensive. It
is possible to reach other country in few hours or a day through air transport.
Hot air balloon and blimp is a flight technology used for pleasure rides. A
rocket is a flying vehicle used for space exploration or airborne weapon.
|Hot air balloon
Water Transport – Water transport
includes boat, ship, steamer, yacht, submarines. Steamers and boats sail along
big rivers and ships sail in the oceans and seas carrying passengers and goods from
place to another. Water transport is slow as compared to road, rail or air
A yacht is a medium-sized
sailing boat used for private cruising, racing, or other noncommercial
Submarine - A submarine is a
watercraft designed to operate completely underwater in the sea for long period.
Submarines are most noticeable in navies and used for military purpose. However,
they are also used by scientists to travel deep into the sea to study deep
water sea life.
Transport can also be grouped as personal or public.
Personal transport (owned by individual for personal use)
Example: car, scooter, bicycle etc
Public transport (owned by government or private body for general public
Example: bus, train, ship, taxi