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 3.44 meter for each of the 1,366.42 millions inhabitants of the country. India hereby ranks 138th in a worldwide comparison.

With a length of 0.05 meters of railway tracks per person India come 110th 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

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 totalper 1 mio
per km2
Roadways4,699,000 km3,438.94 km1,429.47 m
Railroads68,500 km50.15 km20.85 m
Waterways14,500 km10.61 km4.41 m
Commercial harbors1,7311.270.001


 total per 1 mio
per km2
Roadways14,699,500 km3,219.35 km459.66 m
Railroads345,900 km75.76 km10.82 m
Waterways260,300 km57.01 km8.14 m
Commercial harbors43,8729.610.001