First take a look at this sign in Kerala:
Not too clear why the place name (Nilambur) was not written in English. This relatively small place is served by this station:
This station has the code NIL. This is one of the numerous synonyms for zero or nothing. Some of them are:
This list of synonyms became popular at the time of the Delhi elections in 2015, while discussing the results of the Congress party. The BJP fared better with 3 seats, which made it an “Auto rickshaw party” as its MLAs would fit in one. In various parts of the country there are other auto rickshaw parties where the entire membership fits in one.
Some are not originally in English but have come into common use. Like Nada in Spanish.
Appropriately, there is another zero-themed place name in Kerala:
And the railway across the Nullarbor Plain in Australia (the route of the famous Indian Pacific:
Then there is this place in Arunachal Pradesh, which is spelt both as Ziro and Zero.
It has an airport which is supposed to have regular flights-at least, it did when Vayudoot was around:
Then there is Zero Road in Allahabad, which is perfectly logical:
Zero Bridge in Srinagar also has a perfectly logical explanation:
The Zero fighter was a mainstay of the Japanese air force in WW2:
And of course there was actor Zero Mostel:
Even Salman Rushdie got into the act with the Maharani of Kooch Nahin, which must have been inspired by this place
although it is now served by this larger station:
Finally, there is Zero Point station on the Pakistani side of the border which is reached via Munabao:
It has recently been renamed Marvi.