Tatkal Waiting List

#1 Jan 22nd, 2009, 17:10
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Hai All,
I am new to India Mike. I have booked two tickets in train number 0611 SL under tatkal scheme, for 23rd Jan. It is in WL 5, 6 now. I just want to know whether it will get confirmed or not..
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Originally Posted by always_on_move View Post Tatkal waiting list get preference over normal waiting lists. So there is a better chance of getting at least an RAC status.
That is not true at all, Tatkal waitlisted tickets will only move up the list if there are Cancellations made by Tatkal ticket holders.

I'm also fairly sure there is no RAC in Tatkal carriages.
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Originally Posted by always_on_move View Post All the reserved coached have some seats marked for Tatkal quota.
Except 1A, ECC and FC.

But I can't remember ever seeing a Tatkal waitlisted ticket going to RAC.

I've found some trains with a higher RAC number than the number of (SL class) carriages would allow, and therefore I sort of think the general quota RAC may be extended to the Tatkal carriage(s).

(Even allowing 12 RAC seats per SL carriage, the RAC number has still been higher than 12 x the number of SL carriages)

VSP, any idea about this?
#4 Jan 29th, 2009, 17:05
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Dear Steven,

There is no RAC before the commncement of either Tatkal Waiting List (OR) Pooled Quota Waiting List, as I have already stated in the relevant thread.
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Hai All,
As Steven said, My ticket had confirmed and I travelled with the same train..Thanks for all your valuable information.
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tatkal ticket today

i have a tatkal ticket in ajantha express of ac 2 tier of today at 9:00 pm (night) which is WL 3 /WL 3
will it be confirmed? plz help..
#7 May 8th, 2009, 13:09
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? Kindly enlighten me, guys: I thought the idea of Tatkal was to avoid any waitlists? (In other words, what good is buying a Tatkal ticket if it still puts you on an unpredictable waitlist?)

I guess I'm just surprised, I wasn't aware they're sold unless they get you a guaranteed seat really.
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Macha you are right ,but consider if you must travel on particular day & if there's no confirm seat available either in normal quota or in tatkal then what will you do ?
In such cases many people think it's better to have ticket having low waitlist number(which is usually tatkal) rather than holding high waitlist number normal ticket.As they think there's more chance of this low waitlist number tatkal ticket to get confirmed. (which may or may not be true)
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Yea

yea , that's what i thought while i was buying the ticket..nyways, the ticket was not confirmed...i got my refund...they just took 20rs..

since it is the summer goin on, the trains are packed..not even tatkal tickets are available
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Originally Posted by Swapnil View Post In such cases many people think it's better to have ticket having low waitlist number(which is usually tatkal) rather than holding high waitlist number normal ticket.As they think there's more chance of this low waitlist number tatkal ticket to get confirmed. (which may or may not be true)
I see, thanks. I just didn't realize it came with its own waitlist.
#11 Dec 15th, 2010, 19:47
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general waiting list

hi,
i have 3 general waiting list tickets in coach 3A status 6,7,8
in train no. 2218, date of journey 29.12.2010 from chandigarh to madgaon. what re the chances of confirmation
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@kanwarmohali89: There is a separate thread for WL confirmed or not type queries. Pl post there only.
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MODS: May I request that this and other similar threads be closed to prevent posters posting here and not in the other main thread for this purpose.
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Heheh. Good request, Narendra; hopeless task, though.

There's no stopping people from posting these questions to any railways thread (or not) they can lay their hands on; and to just close those threads when they were originally about something very different would be self-defeating, right.

(Or so e.g. while this thread may have been originally mis-addressed, it then came to address the issue of waitlists for Tatkal tickets in particular. Would be a shame to close it.

It's just that someone now chose to revive it with some general WL query again, it's true. But it would otherwise have laid dormant and/or served its function for the subject at hand, perhaps to be topically revived some day.

Such are the ways of the world, eh And certainly those of the online world )

(As a ps btw, I witnessed the genesis of that general Waitlists thread, it's not very old for that matter, many here will have. While such attempts are always worthwile of course, it would at the same time of course be foolish to expect all members to stick to such threads for the intended purpose. If only because, let's never forget it, to arrive at such threads as a total newcomer to a forum, or even to the world of web forums in general, is just really not at all that easy.)

I see it so often here, oh, go to Erail! (What Erail, and what do I do once I get there), look for the X forum (I thought I was on a forum already), etc. and so forth. (Look for the upper middle side berth on a slip station and the tatkal, not the general, tourist quota. Er, come again please? You see, trains where I live don't go by any quotas, and so frankly the concept doesn't mean a thing to me.)* No, of course it's not so easy. And you can't expect a child to be a virtuoso flutist when you never taught them the basics (or allowed them the room to discover those themselves, with a little help where required) to begin with.

Telling a newbie that there is "a thread" somewhere addressing their question is really like telling some wary traveler that somewhere in these darkened woods, there is an inn. Fine, thanks for the info.

That's not to say that often one can't get cranky at the thought that just a little searching would help a whole lot, of course. (I clearly and often do.) There have been people signing up here just to say that "Thanks, guys & gals, great site & I had a great trip, and in fact I found it so informative that I never needed to ask anything."

All a matter of persona and attitude, I guess

* In fact btw and where I live but it will hold up for many questioners here, generally speaking you just buy a train ticket and hop on any train you like for that day along the route you paid for, and seeing how that gets you to your end station. It seems to be commonly presumed people will know it doesn't work like that in a place like India -- but in fact very few of them will.

And, of course, that will just be the start of their troubles and confusion and misunderstandings. Look, one clearly doesn't need to be a rocket scientist to traverse the Railways network there, we've all done it. But at the same time, there's no point in starting from a beginning point where you (one, the plural you; we all) assume some basic concepts to be understood, when they really may not be.

Instead, maybe better to fill in that basic understanding first, so that people may now have the equipment to arrive at their own further knowledge even. May save you time and energy even, as you'll no longer have to explain it to them

(And all of this again not directed at Narendra specifically; but maybe as something of a reflection on what we all are doing here.)

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