Case Study Question 01

Geography - Contemporary India II

Chapter 7: Lifelines of National Economy

Class 10

Read the following passage carefully and answer the following questions:
The air travel, today, is the fastest, most comfortable and prestigious mode of transport. It can cover very difficult terrains like high mountains, deserts, dense forests and also long Oceanic stretches with great ease. Think of the north- eastern part of the country, marked with the presence of big rivers, dissected relief, dense forests and frequent floods and international frontiers, etc. in the absence of air transport .air travel has made access easier. The air transport was nationalised in 1953. Air India provides international air services. air travel is not within the reach of the common people it is only in the north-eastern states that special provisions are made to extend the services to the common people.

Which mode of transportation is favorable for North- eastern parts of India?

(a) Roadways
(b) Railways
(c) Waterways
(d) Airways

(d) Airways

When was air transport nationalized in India?

(a) 1951
(b) 1952
(c) 1953
(d) 1954

(c) 1953

Common people cannot afford air travel because

(a) It is costly
(b) It is Cheaper
(c) It is a new mode of transportation
(d) None of the above

(a) It is costly

Identify the incorrect statement

(a) Air travel is the fastest mode of transportation
(b) Air travel has made access easier
(c) It can cover high mountains and dense forests
(d) air transport is affordable by all citizens of the country.

(d) air transport is affordable by all citizens of the country.

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