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DPR DETAILED PROJECT REPORT

ESP
LOP loss of power
CSD
SED
EIG
T&P
OISD OIL INDUSTRY SAFETY DIRECTORATE
AC Air-Conditioned

Air-Conditioned
ACC coach or class

Air-Conditioned
ACCC Chair Car
Alarm Chain
ACP Pulling (!)
Assistant
Divisional
ADE, ADEN Engineer
Assistant
Divisional
Electrical
ADEE Engineer
Assistant
Divisional
Mechanical
ADME Engineer

Assistant
Engineer (see
also Technical
AE, AEN terms above)
Accident
Enquiry
AEC Committee

Allowance in
Lieu of
Kilometrage (in
calculating
payments for
ALK drivers)

Accident Relief
ARMV Medical Van
Accident Relief
ART Train
Advanced
Railway
Ticketing
ARTS System

Assistant
ASM Station Master
Auxiliary
Watering (in
working
AW timetables)

Auxiliary
AWS Warning System
British
Engineering
Standards
BESA Association

BG Broad Gauge
'Biological Toilet'
- eco-friendly
toilet with
bacterial
decomposition
facility
developed by
ICF for use on
BIO-TOIL railway coaches.

B/L Branch Line

Build-Own-
Lease-Transfer:
private
ownership/oper
ation scheme
for various
freight &
passenger
services and
BOLT infrastructure.
Blue Parcel
BPS Service

Chief
Accounting and
CA&FO Finance Officer

Central
Accounting and
Reporting
System
(consolidated
reports of ARTS
ticketing during
CARS the day)
City Booking
CBO Office

CC Chair Car

Chief
Commercial
CCS Superintendent
Closed-Circuit
CCTV TV

Chief Electrical
CEE Engineer

Chief Freight
Traffic
CFTS Superintendent

Container
CFS Freight Station
Custom House
CHA Agent
Chief
Mechanical
CME Engineer
Coaching
Operations
Information
COIS System

Concessional
fare (annotation
Conc. on ticket)
(not really an
acronym)
CONCOR's
automobile
transport
CARTRAC service
COuntrywide
Network of
Computerised
Enhanced
Reservation and
CONCERT Ticketing

(not really an
acronym)
CONCOR's
container
CONTRACK freight service

Career On
Wheels:
informal
classrooms for
teaching
English, etc., on
COW board trains

Chief
Reservations
Supervisor,
Computerised
Reservation
System
Commissioner
CRS of Rail Safety
Clear Space
CSR Reserve

CT Control Tower

Central Training
CTI Institute
Combined Train
CTR Report
Centralized
CTU Training Unit
Coupon
Validating
Machine (for
ticketing with
prepaid
CVM coupons)
Carriage &
Wagon (staff for
plumbing,
electricals,
C&W amenities)
Carriage
Watering
facilities (in
working
CW timetables)

Delhi Avoiding
Line, a route for
goods trains to
avoid the
central New
DAL Delhi area.
Domestic
Container
Terminal (as
opposed to the
ones equipped
for international
DCT freight)
Divisional
Electrical
Engineer (Sr.
DEE = Senior
Divisional
Electrical
DEE Engineer)
Development
DF Fund

Dedicated
DFC Freight Corridor

DF Defence quota
Divisional
Mechanical
DME Engineer

DP Duty Pass
Depreciation
DRF Reserve Fund
Divisional
Railway
DRM Manager
Divisional (or
District) Rail
Users
Consultative
DRUCC Committee
Dual-stacked
(or double-
stacked)
DSC containers

Extra time
Allowed (slack
in train's
schedule for a
E/A section)
Executive Chair
EC or ECC Car

Empty Coaching
ECR Rake

Eastern Freight
EFC Corridor
Emergency
EQ Quota
Economic and
Social
Commission for
Asia and the
ESCAP Pacific
Electronic
Signal
ESM Maintainer

Estimated Time
ETA of Arrival

Empty rake (on


train monitoring
EY systems)
Forward journey
(in train number
F annotations)
First Class, also
Financial
Commissioner,
also Freight
FC Corridor

Fully Electrified
FEDL Double Line

Foot Overbridge
(a pedestrian
overpass); Fuel
FOB Oil Balance
Freight
Operation
Information
FOIS System
Flashing Rear
End Device (a
warning lamp at
the rear of a
FRED train)

Foreign Tourist
(annotation on
reservation
FT charts)

G Goods
Goods Avoiding
GAL Line
Goods
Intermodal
Transshipment
(e.g., "GIT
GIT yard")
General
GM Manager
General Rules
(railway
regulations and
operating
GR procedures)

Government
GRP Railway Police
General Sales
Agent (for
bookings and
Indrail passes
GSA sold abroad)

GTKM Gross Tonne KM


High-Density
HDR Route
High-Density
Network
('Golden
quadrilateral'
HDN and others)

Head Office (a
type of quota
HO for tickets)

Handicapped
HP Persons quota

High Speed Rail


HSRL Line (or Link)
Intermediate
IBP Block Post
Inspection
Carriage
IC (Saloon)

Inland
ICD Container Depot
International
Container
Transshipment
ICTT Terminal
Inter-Active
Status Kiosk (to
check
reservation /
I-ASK train status)
Integrated
Multi-train
Passenger
REServation
IMPRESS System
Intermediate
IOH Overhaul
Inspector of
IOW Works
Integrated
Railway
Modernization
IRMP Plan

IRP Indrail Pass

Indian Railway
Standard (pre-
Independence
railway
IRS standards body)

Interactive
Voice Response
IRVS System
Junction of
Head - point
where the
tongue rail
approaches the
main rail in a
JOH switch

Jammu
Udhampur
Srinagar
Baramulla Rail
Link (Kashmir
Valley railway
JUSBRL project)
Lower Berth
(annotation on
ticket for
sleeping
accommodation
LB )

LC Level Crossing
Long Hood
LHF Forward
Long Hood
LHL Leading

LI Loco Inspector

L/L Local Line

LQ Ladies Quota
Light Rail
LRT Transit

LV Last Vehicle
Middle Berth
(annotation on
ticket for
sleeping
accommodation
MB )
Military Control
Office
(coordinates
ticketing and
accommodation
for military
personnel at
some railway
MCO stations)
Mail/Express
M/E (on tickets)
Meter Gauge,
also Motor
MG Generator

Mekong Ganga
Cooperation
group, an
association of
India and
south-east
Asian countries,
which among
other things aim
to build a rail
link from India
MGC to Vietnam.

M/L Main Line


Maintenance of
MOW Way

Medical Relief
Train (self-
propelled
medical van for
MRT accidents)

Mobile Radio
Train
MRTC Communication

MSL Mean Sea Level

Metropolitan
Transport
Project (body
studying
Calcutta's
transit problems
MTP in the 1960's)

Network of
Electrification --
Testing and
Recording
NETRA Apparatus

NG Narrow Gauge

NLT Not Losing Time


New Maruti
Goods / New
Modified Goods
NMG (wagons)
North-South
Transport
Corridor
(proposed
Central Asia -
Iran - India
NOSTRAC link)
Non-pooled
(referring to
NP freight stock)

'Not Received'
(referring to
freight
consignments
delayed or
missing in
NR transit)

Non-railway
Customer (any
customer other
than the zonal
railways, for the
products of
NRC CLW, DLW, etc.)

National Train
Enquiry System
(phone-based
train/reservatio
NTES n status)
Net Tonne-
NTKM Kilometer

Non-Vegetarian
(meal or
NV restaurant)

Non-Vehicle
Owning/Operati
ng Common
NVOCC Carrier

OA Out-Agency
overhead
OCL contact line

Other Coaching
OCV Vehicle
On India
Government
Service (for
OIGS mail, etc.)
Ordinary =
Stopping
passenger (on
Ordy. tickets)
Officer on
OSD Special Duty

Own Your
OYWS Wagon Scheme

Parcel Service
(in indicating
kinds of
bookings
available at
PAR ticket agency)
Passenger
Coaching
PCV Vehicle
Platform
(sometimes
PF P/F)
Parliamentary
PH Quota
Passenger
Name Record
(Passenger
Numeric
Record?)
(identifying
number for
PNR ticket)
Periodic
POH Overhaul

Petroleum, Oil,
and Lubricants
(designation for
POL oil cargo)

PQ Pooled Quota
Pooled Quota
PQWL Waiting List
Passenger
Reservation
PRS System

Passenger
Service (in
indicating kinds
of bookings
available at
PS ticket agency)
Port-side
Container
PSCT Terminal

PU Production Unit

Permanent Way
PWI Inspector

Return journey
(in train number
R annotations)
Running
Allowance (in
calculating
RA drivers' pay)
Reservation
Against
RAC Cancellation
Railway
Convention
Committee
(also see
RCC above)

Reservation fee
(annotation on
R Fee, Res Fee ticket)

Return Journey
RJQ Quota
Running Line
RLWL Waiting List
Railway Mail
RMS Service
Road Over-
bridge (i.e.,
road goes over
ROB train tracks)
Routine
ROH Overhaul

Roll-on, roll-off
service (auto
RO-RO (RORO) transport)

ROW Right of Way

Railway Pension
Fund (also see
above,
RPF organizations)

Railway Receipt,
Refreshment
RR Room
Railway Reserve
RRF Fund

Ready-to-Run
RTR (modelling kits)

Rail Travellers'
RTSA Service Agents

Road Under-
bridge (i.e.,
road goes under
RUB train tracks)
Station Area
Traffic
Improvement
SATIS Scheme
Superfast
Charges
(annotation on
S Ch, SF Ch ticket)
Special Class
Railway
SCRA Apprentice

State Electricity
Board (any of
the state bodies
supplying
SEB electricity to IR)
Structure
erection
SED drawing
Shatabdi Chair
Sh. CC Car
Short Hood
SHF Forward
Short Hood
SHL Leading
Safety Integrity
Level -
statistical
measure of
reliability of a
safety system
such as an
interlocking
SIL system
Side Lower
Berth
(annotation on
ticket for
sleeping
accommodation
SLB )

SM Station Master

Self-Propelled
Accident Relief
Train - 3-coach
accident relief
rakes with two
diesel power
SPART packs

Self-Propelled
Ultrasonic Rail
SPURT Testing cars

Subsidiary Rules
(for railway
operation, see
SR GR)
Suburban Rail
Users
Consultative
Committee (for
Mumbai
suburban
SRUCC services)

Station
Superintendent;
Substation
SS (electrification)

Spring Setting
Device - spring-
loaded
mechanism on
some switches
to ensure
proper
alignment of
tongue and
SSD stock rails

Senior Section
SSE Engineer
Signalling &
Telecommunicat
S&T ions

Suburban Traffic
Avoiding line :
the fifth line
between
Borivali and
Bandra
Marshalling
Yard, and
between Mahim
Junction and
Mumbai Central
in the Mumbai
STA system.
Side Upper
Berth
(annotation on
ticket for
sleeping
accommodation
SUB )
Trains At A
Glance (a
timetable
TAAG publication)
Trans-Asian
Railway
(another
proposed grand
pan-Asian
TAR route)

Town Booking
TBO Office

Trailer Car
(unpowered car
in EMU rake),
Ticket Checker /
TC Ticket Collector

Train Coming
From (condition
of block
TCF instrument)

Ticket Deposit
Receipt (when
surrendering
ticket for
cancellation /
TDR refund)

Twenty-foot
Equivalent Unit
(for measuring
container
traffic; a
standard 40-
foot container is
TEU 2 TEUs)
Train Going To
(condition of
block
TGT instrument)
Train
Management
TMS System
Traction Rolling
TRS Stock

Train
TS Superintendent

TT Timetable

Travelling Ticket
TTE Examiner

TQ Tatkal Quota

Train Examiner,
the officer who
issues the BPC
and VCC (Train
TXR Inspector)
Upper Berth
(annotation on
ticket for
sleeping
accommodation
UB )

Universal
Emergency
Communication
(a system of
on-board
communication
UEC in some trains)
Vegetarian
(meal or
V restaurant)
Voucher
charges
(annotation on
V Ch, Vou Ch ticket)
Vegetarian
(meal or
restaurant),
also Vehicle
Guidance (the
record of
identifying
numbers for
coaches/wagons
that make up a
VG train)

Vegetarian Light
Refreshment
VLRR Room

Victoria
Terminus (now
Chhatrapati
Shivaji
VT Terminus)

Western Freight
WFC Corridor
Waiting List;
Wait-Listed
(ticket issued
without
confirmed
accommodation
s)

(Also as a sign:
Whistle on
approach to
WL, W/L Level crossing!)

WM Works Manager

W/T Without Ticket

Zero Death On
Tracks
(campaign to
reduce fatalities
from pedestrian
ZDOT trespassers)
Zonal
Integrated S&T
ZISTU Units

Zonal Training
ZTC Centre
Two-tier (as in
"AC-2T" =
airconditioned
2T two-tier coach)

3T Three-tier

Abbreviations for some


states in India

AP Andhra Pradesh
Himachal
HP Pradesh
Jammu &
JK Kashmir

MP Madhya Pradesh

TN Tamilnadu

UP Uttar Pradesh

WB West Bengal

Other common abbreviations

Exp. Express

Junction (in
Jn. station names)
Passenger
Pass., Pgr. (train)
Rajdhani
Raj Express

Road (in station


Rd. names)

Cantonment (in
Cant., Cantt. station names)
Mixed (in train
Mxd. names)

Tr. Ckt. Track Circuit

Classes of Accommodation

First class Air-


conditioned
(also Executive
1A Class)

Air-conditioned
2A 2-tier sleeper

FC First Class

Air-conditioned
3A 3-tier sleeper

Air-conditioned
CC chair car

SL Sleeper class
Second-class
2S Sitting

Ticket Quotas

GN General

LD Ladies
High Official /
HO Headquarters

DF Defence
Reservation
against
RC (RAC) Cancellation

OS Out-station

RS Road-side
Parliament
PH House

FT Foreign Tourist

DP Duty Pass

HP Handicapped