Time zone question

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  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    How many time zones are there in India? Why is there a GMT +5:30 zone, and not an even +5:00 or +6:00? Or is my Dell laptop just misinformed?
     
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  3. trackwhack

    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    Just one sir. The 1.2 billion of us dont exactly have a country as big as the US to live in :)
     
  4. Bangalorean

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    Just one time zone. There have been proposals recently, to create one more for the NorthEastern states. No progress on that so far...
     
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    only one Standard time zone is UTC/GMT +5:30 hours Indian Standard Time is calculated on the basis of 82.5° E longitude, from a clock tower in Mirzapur (25.15°N 82.58°E) (near Allahabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh) which is nearly on the corresponding longitude reference line.[3]

    In the tz database it is represented by Asia/Kolkata
     
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    one time zone at it saves us with lots of problems, but i must say in North East they should have different time zone.
     
  7. The Messiah

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    so in wagah border soldiers of both countries are standing next to each other and for one soldier time is say 3pm and for other it is 3:30pm.

    this never made sense to me.
     
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    what india requires is 3 time zones.

    1 for the west zone
    2 for the north/central/south zones
    3 east/north-east zones

    all having 30mins time gap.
     
  9. The Messiah

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    technically time is different for every person if you take into account the minutest details.
     
  10. W.G.Ewald

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    Yes, India is slightly more than 1/3 the size of the US, but if your country were rotated 90 degrees you could have at least one more time zone, I think. :)
     
  11. Bangalorean

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    Well, actually the E-W extent of India is almost the same as the N-S. North to South, India measures 3214 km, and East to West 2,993 km. The difference is only around around 300 km...
     
  12. A.V.

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    having stayed in a country with maximum number of time zones i suggest its best to ahve a central single time zone. it offers no benefit to have so many time zones .

    what india can have is daylight saving time during winter for NE and eastern zones
     
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    Two Time-zones in India

    Two Time-zones in India

    If it were at all to be implemented, I would recommend the following.

    I am, however, ambivalent on the issue.

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