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List 4 disadvantages of rail transport. 

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Rail transport has the following disadvantages:

i. Rail transport is not able to cater to hill regions effectively. 

ii. Since rail transport is possible only from one terminal to another, it has to be supported by a good network of roads. 

iii. The initial investment required to set up rail transport is very high. 

iv. It is very difficult to maintain railway facilities. 

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