Indian Railway Glossary PDF 2021

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Here in this article we are sharing Indian Railways Glossary PDF 2021, which is most important for upcoming DFCCIL Exam 2021.Indian Railway Glossary PDF 2021

Indian Railways is a statutory body under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Railways, Government of India that operates India’s national railway system. It manages the fourth-largest railway network in the world by size, with a route length of 67,956 km.

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Indian Railway Glossary PDF 2021

Capital-at-Charge : Book value of the capital assets of Railways.

Gross Earnings : The true earnings in an accounting period whether actually realized or not.

Gross Receipts : Earnings actually realized in an accounting period.

Net Revenue : Gross traffic receipts minus total working expenses.

Operating Ratio : Ratio of working expenses to gross earnings.

Suspense : Unrealised earnings, liabilities not discharged in an accounting period.

Working Expenses : Expenditure on administration, operation, maintenance & repairs, contribution to Depreciation Reserve Fund and Pension Fund.

Density : The volume of traffic moving between any two points on the Railway expressed in terms of passenger kilometres or net tonne kilometres per route kilometre/running track kilometre or train kilometres per running track kilometre.

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Engine Kilometre : Movement of an engine under its own power over the length of one kilometre.

Gross Tonne Kilometre: Gross tonnage comprising payload and tare weight hauled
by a train.

Lead : Average haul of a passenger or a tonne of freight.

Loaded Wagon Kilometre: Movement of a wagon loaded with goods over one kilometre.

Net Load or Net Tonnage: Payload of passengers, luggage or goods carried by a vehicle or a train.Best DFCCIL Book Executive & Jr. Executive (Operations & BD)

Net Tonne Kilometre: Payload of one tonne carried over one kilometre.

Non-Revenue Traffic: Traffic conveyed free for working the Railways.

Passenger Kilometre : A passenger transported over one kilometre.

Revenue Earning Traffic: Traffic which is paid for by the consignor or the consignee.

Route Kilometre : The distance between two points on the Railway irrespective of
the number of lines connecting them, whether single line, double line etc.

Running Track Kilometre : The length of all running tracks excluding tracks in sidings, yards and crossings.

Smalls : Goods consignments whose weight and dimensions do not require the exclusive use of a wagon.

Track Kilometre : The length of all running tracks and tracks including tracks in sidings, yards and crossings.

Train Kilometre : Movement of a train over one kilometre.

Vehicle/Wagon Kilometre : Movement of a vehicle/wagon over one kilometre.

Wagon Turn-Round : Interval of time between two successive loadings of a wagon.

Freight Forwarder : The scheme of collection of “smalls” as well as piecemeal wagon-load consignments from the premises of individual traders by an external agency that consolidates and offers them as wagon-load/train-load traffic for carriage by rail.

Number of Staff : All employees paid directly by the Railway administration.

Stores : Materials or parts either purchased by the Railway or manufactured in Railway
workshops for working the railways.

Tractive Effort : Load-hauling capability of a locomotive expressed in terms of the tractive force exerted by the locomotive at wheel.

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