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    India Transportation 2000

      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 est.)

      Waterways: 16,180 km; 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: Calcutta, Chennai (Madras), Cochin, Jawaharal Nehru, Kandla, Mumbai (Bombay), Vishakhapatnam

      Merchant marine:
      total: 321 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 6,647,268 GRT/11,074,025 DWT
      ships by type: bulk 124, cargo 69, chemical tanker 14, combination bulk 1, combination ore/oil 4, container 15, liquified gas 10, passenger/cargo 5, petroleum tanker 75, short-sea passenger 2, specialized tanker 2 (1999 est.)

      Airports: 346 (1999 est.)

      Airports - with paved runways:
      total: 238
      over 3,047 m: 12
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 49
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 84
      914 to 1,523 m: 74
      under 914 m: 19 (1999 est.)

      Airports - with unpaved runways:
      total: 108
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
      914 to 1,523 m: 47
      under 914 m: 55 (1999 est.)

      Heliports: 16 (1999 est.)

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