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India Transportation

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Railways: total:  62,915 km (12,307 km electrified; 12,617 km double track)

broad gauge:  40,620 km 1.676-m gauge

narrow gauge:  18,501 km 1.000-m gauge; 3,794 km 0.762-m and 0.610-m gauge (1998 est.)
Highways: total:  3,319,644 km

paved:  1,517,077 km

unpaved:  1,802,567 km (1996)
Waterways: 16,180 km

note:  3,631 km navigable by large vessels
Pipelines: crude oil 3,005 km; petroleum products 2,687 km; natural gas 1,700 km (1995)
Ports and harbors: Chennai (Madras), Cochin, Jawaharal Nehru, Kandla, Kolkata (Calcutta), Mumbai (Bombay), Vishakhapatnam
Merchant marine: total:  315 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 6,433,831 GRT/10,691,973 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 117, cargo 70, chemical tanker 15, combination bulk 1, combination ore/oil 3, container 15, liquefied gas 9, passenger/cargo 5, petroleum tanker 76, short-sea passenger 2, specialized tanker 2 (2000 est.)
Airports: 337 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  235

over 3,047 m:  13

2,438 to 3,047 m:  48

1,524 to 2,437 m:  81

914 to 1,523 m:  77

under 914 m:  16 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  102

2,438 to 3,047 m:  1

1,524 to 2,437 m:  6

914 to 1,523 m:  40

under 914 m:  55 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 16 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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