railway distances

#1 Feb 9th, 2007, 15:03
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Are the distances in railway schedules (at www.indianrail.gov.in) in miles or kilometers?
#2 Feb 9th, 2007, 15:44
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kilometres.

Though India is Metric, you'll find the imperial? units used in seemingly random places. Water tanks in Railways sometimes will say 3000 gallons.
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Cool railway distances

it is in kilometers only.
#4 Feb 9th, 2007, 17:11
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I'm a bit confused now: I checked the distance between Kanchipuram and Arakkonam in Google Earth - it's around 30 km. But the railway site says the distance is 16 - that would almost perfectly correspondend to the 15.5 miles that are about 30 km. ???
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Are you sure???

Look what I found from the same site:


Indian Railways Online Website: http://www.indianrail.gov.in designed and hosted by CRIS.


Fare Enquiry
You Queried For 1043 MADURAI EXPRESS 24-3-2007 ARAKKONAM KANCHIPURAM

Train Type MAIL_EXPRESS Distance (kms) 29
All units are in Rupees(Rs.)


Class -- Sleeper
Base Fare 101
Reservation Charges 20
Superfast Charges 0
Other Charges 0
Total Amount 121
...and I took the road less travelled.
#6 Feb 9th, 2007, 18:06
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Dear Mio

The distance from Kanchipuram to Arakkonam is 28 Kms.
In Table No.53-A the distance between these two places
is wrongly indicated as 15, that is, Arakkonam Jn./83>>>>Kanchipuram/98, but 98 should be read as 101.

In Table No.53, the distance between these two places, however, has been correctly indicated, that is, Kanchipuram/95>>>Arakkonam Jn./123.
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Dear Ranga,

What happened to the Trip Report? :-)

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