Explain the following statement with reason.
The merchants rarely used the shorter line of the Silk Route.
- One of the major lines of the Silk Route linked China and India and then extended further to Central Asia linking one oasis to the other in the desert.
- It was easier for the merchants and travellers to find accommodation and food in the oasis cities. They also found a ready market for their merchandise.
- Another line crossed through the stepped to the north of the main line. Journey on this line relatively shorter.
- It was rarely used by merchants as it was infested by troublesome pastoral tribes and hardly have any accommodation and food facilities on route.
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