Thousands of commuters travel every day via Indian railways. Anyone who’s traveled quite a bit on trains in India has no doubt had an Indian Railways waiting list ticket. The necessity of booking waitlist ticket is more today since railway allows booking tickets 4 months in advance and also during peak seasons tickets in some trains for dates even as far ahead of 2/3 months are available as wait listed.
Waiting List Ticket: Nobody is allowed to travel with a WL ticket in a reserved coach, unless the ticket is promoted to RAC or CNF status before departure. However, with a low-numbered WL ticket there is a good chance of getting it confirmed. I had WL places between WL1 and WL10 or even WL20 on numerous trips, but always successfully got promoted to CNF with a confirmed place on the train, usually in the 2 to 4 hours before departure of the train after chart prepration. And even as it happened in one occasion ticket was promoted to RAC, I could at least traveled.
Solving the problem: There are a few number of websites that claim to predict how likely it is that a particular WL ticket will be confirmed. They predict the ticket confirmation chances if the ticket is in waitlisted, and they help commuters decide whether to book or not as WL ticket.
India Rail Info Website
Here’s what one need to do:
- Go to the Indian Railway Info and sign up.
- Go to the PNR Forum tab.
- Enter the PNR (passenger name record) where specified and click on “Post PNR for Prediction/Analysis”.
It will automatically retrieve the details of the booking and post them on the forum. There’s a huge experienced membership that’s made hundreds of predictions about whether WL tickets will be confirmed.
The website is a amazing source of information about Indian Railways trains (including delays and arrival times), train rakes, platform, position of coaches etc.
Trainman website predicts how likely it is that WL ticket will get a confirmed seat/or berth. Trainman doesn’t require any signup. Once we mention the train, the class, the date of the journey, in the respective dialogue box, we get to check confirmation chances, and recent trends & analysis. Additionally a list of trains available on the route is displayed.
The ‘confirmation chances’ mentions how likely it is that WL ticket will be upgraded to confirmed ticket. The analysis says that anything above 65% holds a good chance. To make it even more useful for the commuters, the analysis uses colour coding systems. Anything in green is good, whereas commuters look for alternative if the percentile is in yellow.
Confirmtkt.com searches Trains, Predicts ticket confirmation chances for the searched trains, helps passengers to take a decision on booking and predicts the probability of PNR confirmation chances.
ConfirmTKT algorithm (developed two individuals) analyses the past ticketing trends and predicts one’s ticket confirmation chances.
One need to enter the relevant information including PNR status and on clicking status, it provides all the information instantly.
Additionally, on entering email of the user, it sends PNR notification to the user’s email once the PNR gets cofirmed.