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Social Science CBSE Class 10 Sample Paper for 2023 Boards

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Examine the factors that influence the distribution pattern of the railway network in India.

 

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FACTORS AFFECTING DISTRIBUTION PATTERN OF INDIA - Teachoo.jpg

 

Distribution pattern of the Railway network  influenced by physiographic, economic, and administrative factors.

  • Northern Plains : The growth of railways  is due to the level of terrain, high population density, and abundant agricultural resources
  • Peninsular region : In the peninsular region , railway stretches are built through low hills, gaps, or tunnels .
  •   Desert of Rajasthan : It is difficult to construct railway lines on the sandy plain of western Rajasthan .
  • The contiguous stretch of Sahyadri( Western Ghats) could be crossed only through gaps or passes.

 

Answer to be written in exam :

The distribution pattern of the Railway network in the country is influenced by physiographic, economic, and administrative factors from region to region.

  • Northern Plains : The growth of railways has been favored in these plains due to the level of terrain, high population density, and abundant agricultural resources . However, the huge number of rivers that required the construction of bridges across their extensive river beds caused certain challenges.
  •  Peninsular region : In the hilly terrains of the peninsular region , railway stretches are built through low hills, gaps, or tunnels . So, it is very difficult to lay the railway lines.
  • Himalayan mountainous regions : The Himalayan mountainous regions are unfavorable for the construction of railway lines due to high relief, sparse population, and lack of economic opportunities. 
  • Desert of Rajasthan : It is difficult to construct railway lines on the sandy plain of western Rajasthan , which has hindered the growth of railways.
  • The contiguous stretch of Sahyadri could be crossed only through gaps or passes. Although the Konkan railway along the west coast has been developed it has also f aced a number of problems such as the sinking of trac k in some stretches and landslides.

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