Some believe that a
should build more railroads rather than highways and roads. To a certain point, I would agree with the statement, but I
believe that the decision of building railways or roads should be decided
on the natural condition of the area and the preference of citizens.
On the one hand, it is understandable if some people think that a
should expand more railroads rather than roads and streets.
, it is obvious that when a country has extensive rail networks, it will positively affect the logistic cost. The selling price of many goods would be cheaper since a single locomotive could carry tonnes of crops, goods or liquor.
, by building integrated subway stations in city areas, traffic congestion could be avoided.
, as Singapore has a very good train network, called MRT, most of the people rarely drive on their own vehicles.
As a result
, Singapore is free from traffic congestion and air pollution.
On the other hand
, it is
important for a
to have some feasibility study regarding the geological condition of an area before they plan to improve railroads. It is a fact that some areas might not be feasible for railways, as those areas might be
or have rocky mountains. Should the
build railway networks, the investment cost might be unreasonable.
, the island of Borneo in Indonesia is one of the largest islands in the world, but most of the areas are swamps. It is not suitable for
as the island
wide and long rivers
as the Mahakam and Kapuas, the
could focus more on building water transportation there. The preference of citizens should
be considered before investing
railroads or highways.
In conclusion, to a certain extent, I would agree that governments should build more railroads than roads and highways. But I do believe that governments should
make considerable measurement before they spend money on railways. They must ensure that their areas are suitable for rail network and people prefer that transportation system.