Geography of Transportation
Transport plays a very significant role inthe development of a region. A systematic analysis of the transportational features to provide proper perspective for development plans is very essential. In this context, Dr. Pandey's book provides a substantial contribution to the new dimensionso f goegraphial knowledge and environmental planning. The present book traces the evolutionof transport sytem of Western Madhya Pradesh from ancient period to modern times giving a clue to the various historical and economic forces which have moulded the existing transport network. The author has studied different transportational feaures at the interregional and intra-regional, urban and rural levels. In addition, he has analysed traffic movement in all aspects showing depth of knowledge of local conditions and has given practical suggestions based upon scientific study of the region. In short it is a valuable book for th discipline of geography and an excellent guide for researchers and planners.
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accessibility agricultural area under study Betul Betul district Bhopal Bombay bridges broad gauge bullock carts Burhanpur bus traffic cent Central Railway centres coal commodities construction cotton crops Delhi Dewas Dhar distance East Nimar economic factors Figure forest freight traffic gauge line Geographical Government of India Gwalior Hoshangabad Hoshangabad district important inaccessible increase Indore Indore district industrial inter-regional Itarsi Jhabua Jhabua districts Khandwa kilometrage km of area land main lines Malwa plateau Mandsaur Mandsaur district Marg markets metalled roads metre gauge movement Narmada river National Highways passenger traffic population rail lines railway lines railway system Raisen Ratlam river road development road section road transport routes Satpura Sehore Shajapur soils stations sub-transport region surface Tapti tion towns traffic density traffic flow trans transhipment transport regions transport system trucks Ujjain unmetalled urban vehicles Vidisha village Vindhyan West Nimar district Western Madhya Pradesh Western Railway