Transport and infrastructure in India

Our listing of the primary kinds of transport compares the infrastructure of India with the average of all countries in Asia. The net of streets and highways has a total length of 5 m km. Theoretically, this is 3.47 meter for each of the 1,353 millions inhabitants of the country. India hereby ranks 130th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.05 meters of railway tracks per person India come 109th worldwide.

The given waterways are refered to inland traffic on rivers and canals. The number of harbours additionally includes the ones on the 7,000 km long coastline.

Airports in India

Back to overview: India





  totalper 1 mio
per km2 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways 4,699,000 km3,474.02 km1,429.47 m 14,699,500 km3,247.79 km459.66 m
Railroads 68,500 km50.66 km20.85 m 345,900 km76.43 km10.82 m
Waterways 14,500 km10.72 km4.41 m 260,300 km57.51 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors 1,7311.280.001 43,8729.690.001
Airports 3460.260.105 4,3640.960.000