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Jun 02 2017 (01:37)
Train Connections/Directions

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Shankar Mehani
Trains are often referred to as going up or down — what does this mean?

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Shankar Mehani   Added by: Shankar Mehani  Jun 02 2017 (01:37)
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.
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for the Shatabdis, the odd number indicates the Down run and the even number for the Up run. E.g. New Delhi - Bhopal Shatabdi (the first Shatabdi) is numbered 2001 DN (away form Delhi) and 2002 UP (towards Delhi).
There are numerous exceptions to this scheme! Beware if you are trying to find method in the madness. Numerous inconsistencies and oddities arise near zonal or divisional boundaries. At Howrah, the Kalka Mail was numbered 1 Up / 2 Down and the Howrah - Bombay Mail as 2 Up / 1 Down to avoid confusion.
Interestingly, on the Ring Railway in New Delhi, the clockwise direction is marked "up" in the timetables.
List of Railway Ministers from 15 Aug 1947...

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Hindi our Mother English our Wife Love Both 😎^~   Added by: Hindi our Mother English our Wife Love Both 😎^~  Jun 01 2017 (03:41)
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
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Jagjivan Ram:- 7 December 1956 ---> 10 April 1962
5. Swaran Singh:- 10 April 1962 ---> 21 September 1963
6. H. C. Dasappa:- 21 September 1963 ---> 8 June 1964
7. S. K. Patil:- 9 June 1964 ---> 12 March 1967
8. C. M. Poonacha:- 13 March 1967 ---> 14 February 1969
9. Ram Subhag Singh:- 14 February 1969 ---> 4 November 1969
10. Panampilli Govinda Menon:- 4 November 1969 ---> 18 February 1970
11. Gulzarilal Nanda:- 18 February 1970 ---> 17 March 1971
12. K. Hanumanthaiya:- 18 March 1971 ---> 22 July 1972
13. T. A. Pai:- 23 July 1972 ---> 4 February 1973
14. Lalit Narayan Mishra:- 5 February 1973 ---> 2 January 1975
15. Kamalapati Tripathi:- 11 February 1975 ---> 23 March 1977
16. Madhu Dandavate:- 26 March 1977 ---> 28 July 1979
17. T. A. Pai:- 30 July 1979 ---> 13 January 1980
18. Kamalapati Tripathi:- 14 January 1980 ---> 12 November 1980
19. Kedar Pandey:- 12 November 1980 ---> 14 January 1982
20. Prakash Chandra Sethi:- 15 January 1982 ---> 2 September 1982
21. A. B. A. Ghani Khan Choudhury:- 2 September 1982 ---> 31 December 1984
22. Bansi Lal:- 31 December 1984 ---> 4 June 1986
23. Mohsina Kidwai:- 24 June 1986 ---> 21 October 1986
24. Madhavrao Scindia:- 22 October 1986 ---> 1 December 1989
25. George Fernandes:- 5 December 1989 ---> 10 November 1990
26. Janeshwar Mishra:- 21 November 1990 ---> 21 June 1991
27. C. K. Jaffer Sharief:- 21 June 1991 ---> 16 October 1995
28. Ram Vilas Paswan:- 1 June 1996 ---> 19 March 1998
29. Nitish Kumar:- 19 March 1998 ---> 5 August 1999
30. Ram Naik:- 6 August 1999 ---> 12 October 1999
31. Mamata Banerjee:- 13 October 1999 ---> 15 March 2001
32. Nitish Kumar:- 20 March 2001 ---> 22 May 2004
33. Lalu Prasad Yadav:- 23 May 2004 ---> 25 May 2009
34. Mamata Banerjee:- 26 May 2009 ---> 19 May 2011
35. Dinesh Trivedi:- 12 July 2011 ---> 14 March 2012
36. Mukul Roy:- 20 March 2012 ---> 21 September 2012
37. C. P. Joshi:- 22 September 2012 ---> 28 October 2012
38. Pawan Kumar Bansal:- 28 October 2012 ---> 10 May 2013
39. C. P. Joshi:- 11 May 2013 ---> 16 June 2013
40. Mallikarjun Kharge:- 17 June 2013 ---> 25 May 2014
41. D. V. Sadananda Gowda:- 26 May 2014 ---> 9 November 2014
42. Suresh Prabhu:- 10 November 2014 ---> Incumbent
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May 31 2017 (14:36)
Coach Construction/Seating Arrangements

Entry# 1994     
Harsh*^~
Can I Get The List Showing Minimum Accomadation by Various Types Of Coaches in Indian Railways

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rajkamalspj~   Added by: Harsh*^~  May 31 2017 (14:36)
ACCOMMODATION BY VARIOUS TYPES OF COACHES
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Entry# 1993     
Harsh*^~
How to report FMs for any Request/Offensive posts/Controversial Post etc ?

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In a relationship with poorva exp😎😎^~   Added by: Harsh*^~  May 31 2017 (00:41)
Click on the encircled option, a box will appear, write your issue over there and post it. Your issue will be later attended by a FM
May 29 2017 (14:47)
General

Entry# 1992     
GZB WAP5 with Mysore Shatabdi^~
Brief Information on Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto Express Trains.

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May 29 2017 (08:28)
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GZB WAP5 with Mysore Shatabdi^~   Added by: GZB WAP5 with Mysore Shatabdi^~  May 29 2017 (14:47)
1.Rajdhani Express trains are a series of trains that are operated between the national capital(Rajdhani means capital in Hindi) and the state capitals(there do exist some exceptions like BSP Rajdhani where Rajdhani doesnt terminate at state capital and runs to BSP which is an important place in the state). They are operated at high speeds with AC classes of accomodation and on board catering and are supposed to provide fastest connectivity between the state and the national capital.
2.Shatabdi(means 100 years in Hindi and other languages) Express trains were introduced to commemmorate former PM Jawaharlal Nehru's birth centenary. Shatabdis are almost like Rajdhanis at the state level. They are used to provide faster connectivities between metros and important places which are separated
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by a shorter distance within or outside the state. They are fully air conditioned trains and have onboard catering. They return to their base on the same day.
3. Duronto means fast or restless in Bengali. They are supposed to be faster than Rajdhanis and Shatabdis or atleast equal them in speed and service.. The original concept of Duronto was to provide a non stop service between source and destination with only technical stops in between. But later on, they were converted into commercial halts and additional halts were added. They provide faster connectivity among national and state capitals and also important metros and places of various states. Duronto may be fully air conditioned train or have SL class of accomodation with onboard catering.
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