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Trains are often referred to as going up or down — what does this mean?
Query - Trains are often referred to as going "up" or "down" — what does this mean?
Answer - Down refers to a train travelling away from its headquarters (i.e., the homing railway) or from its Divisional headquarters, whichever is closer. Up refers to a train travelling towards its headquarters or divisional HQ, whichever is closer. Eg, 2903 DN Frontier mail is down travelling away from its HQ (Bombay) and from the division that homes it (Bombay division) and similarly 2904 UP refers to it travelling back towards Bombay, its HQ and division. Usually the numbers for the "up" and "down" trains differ by just 1.
Query -> Is there a system behind the numbering of trains?
Or, what do the 5 digits in a train number mean?
Answer -> On December 20, 2010, IR switched to a system of 5-digit numbers that are supposed to be used for all passenger trains across its system.
The first digit
Indian Railway 5-Digit Train Numbering Scheme
Second Digit: Train Type is Super-Fast(Regard-less of zones, Super-Fast including Duronto, Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Jan Shatabdi, Sampark Kranti, Garib Rath, Yuva, Double Decker trains also) if the second digit is 2 else it will refer to the zone of the rake.
Third Digit: It refers to the zone and the primary maintenance Division of the rake if the...
List of Railway Ministers from 15 Aug 1947 to till now...
1. John Mathai:- 15 August 1947 ---> 22 September 1948
2. N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar:- 22 September 1948 ---> 13 May 1952
3. Lal Bahadur Shastri:- 13 May 1952 ---> 7 December 1956
What is HO quota? What is the procedure to apply for this quota?
May 31 2017 (14:57)
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Emergency quota or headquarter quota are limited no. of berths available to the high ranking official of railways, ministers etc.
Purpose of emergency quota:
This quota is there to provide for train tickets in emergency like situation or for an urgent surprise inspection the officer might need to conduct. Depends on situation.
Process for applying for emergency quota.
Dec 11 2011 (22:32)
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Every train will have some seats reserved for HO/Emergency quota. Which are used by high officials or the people who have some emergency travel like medial ...etc.
If those seats not utilized then they will release them to clear wl/rac passengers at the time of chat preparation.
A discretionary quota of Railway used for berth allotment to Rail officials or public or Netas in case of emergency/need.
Sir, is there any rule to get HO quota that one should book the ticket on PRS counter? Or he can avail also HO quota on e-ticket?
HO quota is manually alloted So the very usual case nothing special with this
Apr 24 2011 (15:53)
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High Official Quota
@Roshan Sasidharan*: Re# 140389-0
Dear Roshan Sasidharan, HO quota is available for any one who can prove the urgency of the travel. But a fixed protocol is followed. The protocol starts from the President of India and down to Last Grade Government Servant and also includes other VIPs such as doctors, etc including common citizen. Since availability is limited, the allotment is based on first cum first served and the protocol ranking. The discretion of the Chief Reservation Supervisor and the staff in charge of chart finalisation plays an important role. One has to apply for release of HO quota and submit the application to the CRS on the morning of the date of journey. ...
Other Quotas: There are several kinds of quotas for tickets for various special categories of passengers, other than the quotas for intermediate stations mentioned above, ticket agencies in other towns ('OS' = Out-Station quota), etc. These include small numbers of seats and berths set aside for railway officials ('HO' = Head Office quota ('High Official' quota)), ministers and high bureaucrats as well as members of parliament and their staff ('PH' quota ('Parliament House')), defence officials ('DF' quota), foreign tourists ('FT' = Foreign Tourist), handicapped travellers ('HP' = Handicapped Person), railway staff on duty ('DP' = Duty Pass) (this has its own waiting list, the 'DPWL' or Duty Pass Waiting List, especially for railway staff travelling on Privilege Passes on Rajdhani trains), women travellers ('LD' or 'LQ' = Ladies Quota), and those needing to travel for extremely urgent reasons ('EQ' = Emergency Quota), etc. Each one of these quotas can theoretically also...
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