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#1 Sep 14th, 2005, 19:12
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This discussion thread is meant for Waitlist questions for the Indian Railways. If you do not know the meaning of Waitlist for Indian Trains, then please read this article that describes the concepts of Wait Lists (WL) and Reservations Against Cancellation (RAC).

Also, when requesting information on this thread, please post the following details of your travel:
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  • Date of Travel
  • Class of Travel
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  • WL Status at booking
  • WL Status Current

If you know your PNR you can use this site to check your current status. http://www.indianrail.gov.in/pnr_Enq.html
Last edited by Dave W; Dec 27th, 2013 at 15:15.. Reason: PNR link added.
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Originally Posted by spetnsnaz View Post Current Status is RAC 40, RAC 41.

Still 15 seats in LBQ, 4 in defence and 2 in PH.

I will update the final status tomorrow morning.

Fingers crossed.
You should easily get confirmed tickets when the reservation chart is prepared.

But only today, on another thread, we were informed of a real shock waitlist result.

A member had a waitlisted ticket that moved to RAC 44, there was still 2 days to go, 19 x 3A carriages, so a huge HO quota, I told the member his ticket was as close to confirmed as it could get, then the reservation chart was prepared, and he'd been moved back to a waitlist position, it's extremely rare for this to happen, I had a little rant about this in the following link, mainly because Indian Railways still sold Tatkal tickets, even when they must have known 'confirmed' passengers had been moved back into the waitlist.

RAC and Waitlists explained.
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Originally Posted by Newworld View Post You should easily get confirmed tickets when the reservation chart is prepared.

But only today, on another thread, we were informed of a real shock waitlist result.

A member had a waitlisted ticket that moved to RAC 44, there was still 2 days to go, 19 x 3A carriages, so a huge HO quota, I told the member his ticket was as close to confirmed as it could get, then the reservation chart was prepared, and he'd been moved back to a waitlist position, it's extremely rare for this to happen, I had a little rant about this in the following link, mainly because Indian Railways still sold Tatkal tickets, even when they must have known 'confirmed' passengers had been moved back into the waitlist.

RAC and Waitlists explained.

Such situation is extremely rare but still how the status can be downgraded From RAC to WL? Is there any rule for that?
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All that I could think of is availability of rake. Possibly a rake developed technical snag and it could not be replaced by the scheduled departure time or they did not have a rake with the side middle berth. So had to adjust the confirmed passengers and utilize whatever was remaining for the x no. of RAC passengers.
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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post All that I could think of is availability of rake. Possibly a rake developed technical snag and it could not be replaced by the scheduled departure time or they did not have a rake with the side middle berth. So had to adjust the confirmed passengers and utilize whatever was remaining for the x no. of RAC passengers.
That seems the most logical explanation to me. Faulty rake could lead to such situation.
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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post All that I could think of is availability of rake. Possibly a rake developed technical snag and it could not be replaced by the scheduled departure time or they did not have a rake with the side middle berth. So had to adjust the confirmed passengers and utilize whatever was remaining for the x no. of RAC passengers.
As far as I'm aware, side middle berths haven't been used in Garib Rath's for a couple of years.

If there were a problem, they shouldn't have sold Tatkal tickets at the expense of confirmed ticket holders.

If the problem was realised after Tatkal tickets sold, then Tatkal ticket holders should be the people who lose out, tickets booked weeks/months in advance should always take priority.

I wonder what a court would make of Indian Railways actions towards their customers.
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Originally Posted by Newworld View Post As far as I'm aware, side middle berths haven't been used in Garib Rath's for a couple of years.

If there were a problem, they shouldn't have sold Tatkal tickets at the expense of confirmed ticket holders.

If the problem was realised after Tatkal tickets sold, then Tatkal ticket holders should be the people who lose out, tickets booked weeks/months in advance should always take priority.

I wonder what a court would make of Indian Railways actions towards their customers.
There is some shady ways how railway works and must be made accountable. Hope the guy takes proper steps..
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Originally Posted by spetnsnaz View Post Current Status is RAC 40, RAC 41.

Still 15 seats in LBQ, 4 in defence and 2 in PH.

I will update the final status tomorrow morning.

Fingers crossed.
Final Status after chart preparation RB2 55, RB2 55. ( Still happy as we got same lower birth that too side! )

Any chance of change now? What about the chart prepared before 30 mins of departure?
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Now if there is any change it will happen on the train after the TTE comes to know of some passengers who didn't board the train.

As far as I know charts are prepared only once unless you board from a internediate major junction which has a quota of its own.
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