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  1. Airways is the fastest mode of transport of the century. It is also the most expensive means. Aeroplanes and helicopters are the major air transport modes.
  2. Presently, airways are the only mode of transport to reach remote locations that have no road and rail connectivity.
  3. Helicopters play a major role during natural calamities or wars for rescuing people and distributing food and other essentials, especially in inaccessible areas.
  4. It is essential in a country like India that has different terrains and long distances between places.
  5. Air transport in India was started in 1911. It is managed by Air India. IndiGo, Air India, Spicejet, and GoAir are the major transit corporations.
  6. India’s is the world’s third-largest domestic and overall civil aviation sector. India has a total of 499 airports.
  7. To achieve connectivity and utilizing the potential of under-rated airports, the government has launched the UDAN scheme in April 2017.
Concept: India Transport
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Balbharati Social Science Geography 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 9 Tourism, Transport and Communication
Exercise | Q 7.2 | Page 68

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