Should India have multiple time zones?

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Should India have multiple time zones?

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  1. ITBP

    ITBP Regular Member

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    Should India have different time zones as India is very long expanded from East to West.

    For example in Arunachal at time 05:00 AM it is almost morning, but in Gujarat even at 07:00 AM it is roughly dawn.

    All other countries which are expanded too much from East to West direction have different time zones such as US, Russia and china.
     
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  3. Eastman

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    Definitely, during winters in the east going home at 6 p.m. and it is already night :fu:
     
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    tarunraju Moderator Moderator

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    No, it will cause too much chaos. So if you were to create time-zones, they'll have to be no more than two (because time-zones vary in increments of 00:30). Not worth the trouble. We're a rhombus-shaped country, and varying time-zones within a state with cause administrative chaos. China uses a single time-zone from Urumqi to Harbin.

    At our latitudes (assume the one that passes bang through Bhopal, 25 N), the distance between two hours is about 1,200 km. At Dibrugarh's (27 N), the distance between two hours is even shorter. At Delhi's (28 N), it's further short. With time-zones, the further you're from the equator, the closer the time-zones are.
     
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  5. Peter

    Peter Senior Member Senior Member

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    No I think India is doing fine with a single time zone.
     
  6. Bangalorean

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    I agree with @tarunraju. We are a rhombus-shaped nation. If we had a large East-West expanse it could have been considered. But it will not add much value in the current scenario.
     
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    Yeah why not, India should have different time zones.
    North eastern states should have time 00:30 hours ahead of all country.

    It will in
     

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