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#1 Oct 13th, 2008, 01:17
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Indian Railways RAC and Waitlists explained



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Originally Posted by sourabh_a View Post Hi,

Would you please let me know is it possible that RAC16 will clear? Date of Journey 25 May 2015, PNR is 2303849987.
Would you please suggest shall I need to cancel the ticket or I need to wait.
Because the same status is reflecting from last 3 days.
I am worried about this situation.
Waiting for your positive response.

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Did you book from Delhi then change the boarding station to Mathura Jn?

Please reply, I'm very interested to know if this is what you're done.

When I check the numbers from Mathura I get pooled quota numbers, but your PNR indicates you joined the general quota waitlist, and I've never saw RAC following a pooled quota waitlist, I double checked the Delhi (general) quota to see if the numbers were the same as the Mathura quota, but they were different, so the pooled quota status for Mathura appears to be correct, I also can't find RAC in 3A or SL for the next 4 months, each time the numbers go from PQWL direct to available.

If the RAC is from the Mathura pooled quota, then it's unlikely to move to confirmed status, there's only 16 berths used for Mathura, so cancellations are unlikely to be many.

But RAC 16 (RAC 14 now) from the Delhi (general) quota will almost certainly move to confirmed status, first, the Delhi quota is allocated at least 66 berths, so more chance of cancellations and no-shows, also, any unused quota (still available = foreign 2, defence 2, HO quota at least 12) is used to reduce the general waitlist, and not the pooled quota waitlist until all the general waitlist is gone.
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post Did you book from Delhi then change the boarding station to Mathura Jn?

Please reply, I'm very interested to know if this is what you're done.

When I check the numbers from Mathura I get pooled quota numbers, but your PNR indicates you joined the general quota waitlist, and I've never saw RAC following a pooled quota waitlist, I double checked the Delhi (general) quota to see if the numbers were the same as the Mathura quota, but they were different, so the pooled quota status for Mathura appears to be correct, I also can't find RAC in 3A or SL for the next 4 months, each time the numbers go from PQWL direct to available.

If the RAC is from the Mathura pooled quota, then it's unlikely to move to confirmed status, there's only 16 berths used for Mathura, so cancellations are unlikely to be many.

But RAC 16 (RAC 14 now) from the Delhi (general) quota will almost certainly move to confirmed status, first, the Delhi quota is allocated at least 66 berths, so more chance of cancellations and no-shows, also, any unused quota (still available = foreign 2, defence 2, HO quota at least 12) is used to reduce the general waitlist, and not the pooled quota waitlist until all the general waitlist is gone.
Thanks Steven for kind response. Actually my ticket is from Delhi but my boarding station is Mathura Jn. Yes were right.

My planning is that I will wait till tomorrow night, incase my ticket is not confirm then I will look or try in Tatkaal and then I will cancel the same ticket.
So I am not sure shall I need to wait or not?
What's your opinion, shall I wait till journey date means is there any chances to confirm or I will cancel day after tomorrow.
Any idea from last 15 days if anybody has same RAC e.g RAC14 then they got the confirm ticket?
Please suggest, your suggestion is help me to out of this situation.

Thank you.
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Originally Posted by sourabh_a View Post Thanks Steven for kind response. Actually my ticket is from Delhi but my boarding station is Mathura Jn. Yes were right.

My planning is that I will wait till tomorrow night, incase my ticket is not confirm then I will look or try in Tatkaal and then I will cancel the same ticket.
So I am not sure shall I need to wait or not?
What's your opinion, shall I wait till journey date means is there any chances to confirm or I will cancel day after tomorrow.
Any idea from last 15 days if anybody has same RAC e.g RAC14 then they got the confirm ticket?
Please suggest, your suggestion is help me to out of this situation.

Thank you.
Thanks for replying.

I'd be very surprised if your ticket didn't move to confirmed status when the reservation chart is prepared by 5pm on Monday, but there's not likely to be much movement before Sunday, only then will the last minute cancellations start.

I wouldn't try for Tatkal, I'm sure your ticket will confirm, enter your PNR number on the following PNR predictor website and look at the historical data.

http://www.trainman.in/

There's a very tiny chance you could be left with an RAC place, (though the TTE will find you your own berth at some point), but if the thought of RAC is too much, then try for a Tatkal ticket, but don't cancel your original ticket till you have a confirmed ticket, you don't need to cancel till Sunday.
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Can RAC ticket get confirmed in HWH YPR Duronto 12246

Dear Sir,

Could anyone please tell me whether RAC 65/ RAC 37,RAC 65/ RAC 38, RAC 65/ RAC 39 and RAC 65/40 get confirmed on 28th JULY,2015....



Please help its urgent.
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rac ticket

Sir i get a ticket rac113 on 16/11/2015 travelling on 24/11/2015 from gwalior to nagpur by swarnjyanti express .does it confirmed?
Sir waiting list ticket is confirmed directly or go through rac before confirmed.
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Charge of Cancellation

What is the present cancellation charge (clerkage charge) for a fully W/L Sleeper Class and 3AC ticket?
Thanks in advance.
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