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#1 Jul 9th, 2008, 13:19
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I just booked my tickets and checked the PNR status of the first train (VERY IMPORTANT THAT THIS GETS CONFIRMED!!) and it appears to be the following:

Train # 2432 (TRIVNDRM RJDHNI).
Date - July 20, Sunday
Class - 2A
Passenger 1 - RAC 18
Passenger 2 - RAC 19



At the time of booking, we were wait listed at 1 and 2 position...

Just for quirks, I looked at the availability charts for a few of the older dates...
1 6- 7-2008 AVAILABLE- 0026 AVAILABLE- 0026
2 8- 7-2008 AVAILABLE- 0044 AVAILABLE- 0074
3 13- 7-2008 WL 32/WL 6 WL 83/WL 20
4 15- 7-2008 WL 24/WL 12 WL 44/WL 18
5 20- 7-2008 WL 17/RAC 20 WL 35/WL 9

and looks like the train had berths available when it departed on those dates? (of course, I could be completely wrong on this estimate!)

What are the chances of this getting confirmed?? Train # 2432 (TRIVNDRM RJDHNI).
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#2 Jul 10th, 2008, 00:36
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Indian Railways never fails to surprise me, I thought there was no RAC in Rajdhanis, never mind.

I'd say your chances are reasonable, or even good, you've already moved a step closer, as RAC19 is now available to anyone buying a ticket today, so you must have moved a bit.

Do you understand RAC? (it means you're on the train, but with only a seat, not a berth, but any last minute cancellations or unused quotas will ease the length of the RAC list (then waitlist))
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Lightbulb It's posible that the seats were vacant.

As for now. The railway wants to earn more money. So they keep a lot of seats/berths for booking Tatkal quota (Stat Booking paying Rs. 300 extra/ berth within 5days form the date of dep of the train). I think if you check the avaialbility at Tatkal quota; you will find that a lot of free berths are available. as this is the lean season for travelling so there is a fair chance of your berth (RAC = Reservation Against Cancellation) geting confirmed. And they would be shown confirmed only the day Yo are going to depart.
If you need to get it really confirmed. then by the ticket in Tatkal Quota paying that extra amount.
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Smile Train ticket confirmation

Hi,

RAC means that you will be alloted a seat to sit but not yet a berth to sleep. For starters, you will be able to board the train and will not be turned away. The chances that your ticket will get confirmed is in the high 90 percentiles. Primiarliy for five reasons.

1) You stil have a 10 days to travel. Cancellations will definitely happen
2) Rajdhani has more 2 Tier AC composition than any other train (3-4 coaches)
3) Railways generally clear the RAC / WL of long distance travellers as compared to short distance travellers.
4) From a personal travelling expereince, I have seen mostly 2 A tickets getting cleared as compared to 3 Tier or sleeper.
5) You need only 9 cancellations in 2A for your tickets to get confirmed, which is very possible. Ok, even if you dont get those 9 cancellations, then you still will be allocated a seat and then you will require 1-2 cancellation in your coach to get you a berth. This is not difficult at all. Dont ask me how, but trust me.

Think you shud not bother and be alright.

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Hymz
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Last edited by Hymz; Jul 10th, 2008 at 22:10.. Reason: Typo errors and adding a point.
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Thank you all for the replies. The status has moved to RAC 17, 18 now (1 cancellation?).

Steven_ber, Half-God, Hymz, I will keep the status on check, and what is the latest I can buy the tatkal ticket? I think the reservation officer said 5 days before the journey...is that true?
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Tatkal sales start 5 days before travel and of course you can then buy them until they are sold out. Right now 2432 shows 20 tatkal tickets for sale for July 20 in 2A but they are not on sale yet.
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Dear minkatheb,

Please look at this:
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You Queried For
Train Number Train Name Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Source Station Destination Station Quota Code
2432 TRIVNDRM RJDHNI 20-07-2008 H NIZAMUDDIN TRIVANDRUM CNTL TATKAL
S.No. Date (DD-MM-YYYY) Class - 2A Class -3A
1 20- 7-2008 AVAILABLE- 0020 AVAILABLE- 0128
2 22- 7-2008 AVAILABLE- 0020 AVAILABLE- 0128
3 27- 7-2008 AVAILABLE- 0020 AVAILABLE- 0128
4 29- 7-2008 AVAILABLE- 0020 AVAILABLE- 0128
5 3- 8-2008 AVAILABLE- 0020 AVAILABLE- 0128
6 5- 8-2008 AVAILABLE- 0020 AVAILABLE- 0128
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##Please note only 20 Berths in 2A have been earmarked for tatkal quota.

##Your status might get moved to Confirmed Status before you get into the train. Just keep checking your Status.
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Getting a little worried here...
S. No.
Booking Status Current Status
(Coach No , Berth No., Quota) (Coach No , Berth No.)
Passenger 1 W/L 15 ,GNWL RAC 15
Passenger 2 W/L 16 ,GNWL RAC 16

Still at RAC 15....and 16...really HOPING for some CANCELLATIONS soon!! Interesting waitinglist changes:

1 13- 7-2008 NOT AVAILABLE NOT AVAILABLE
2 15- 7-2008 WL 30/WL 10 WL 52/WL 11
3 20- 7-2008 WL 30/WL 10 WL 47/WL 18
4 22- 7-2008 WL/AVAILABLE WL 11/WL 1
5 27- 7-2008 AVAILABLE- 0002 RAC 19/RAC 13
#9 Jul 13th, 2008, 17:27
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Where are you traveling from and to? (it makes a big difference)

I assumed you were traveling from Delhi to Trivandrum, and if this is the case, you really should have little to worry about, when the chart is prepared all berths from unused quotas (too many to mention) will be used to reduce the RAC and waitlist, and it's very likely your RAC will become confirmed.

Go to check out the availability again, then look at all the other quotas, Foreign tourist, defence, Lower berth, Tatkal (too early), then there's many other unlisted quotas, all unused quotas will go to bringing down the RAC/Waitlist when the chart is prepared.
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I am travelling on the 20th.

I just checked out the other quotas, they add up to about 30 seats including the tatkal quota.

Now, it's RAC 14,15...
#11 Jul 13th, 2008, 23:27
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Then there's the other quotas that we can't view, then other cancellations.

But if you're worried, book Tatkal tickets on Tuesday (after 08:00 IST.)
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Question Any idea that in Kalka Mail Ac 1st class WL 1 will become confirmed or I need to book

I have booked three tickets for the month of Oct. in Kalka Mail while other members are confirmed mine is WL1. Do you have any idea that this ticket would be confirmed or i need to purchase a new one.I heard AC 1st class has a small coupe of 18 berths so is there by any means of possiblity to get confirmed. After how many RAC, WL starts?
Ticket details:
Train No. & Name: 2311/HWH DLI KLK MAI Date of Journey: 12-10-2008
Class: 1A Date Of Boarding:12/10/2008
From: HOWRAH JN(HWH) To : KALKA(KLK)
Boarding HOWRAH JN(HWH) Resv Upto: KALKA(KLK)
Coach No: Distance: 1744 KM
Seat No: Status
0000/ Confirm
0000/ Confirm
0000/ WL
Adult: 3Child: 0
Last edited by deepac; Jul 14th, 2008 at 17:54.. Reason: More details
#13 Jul 14th, 2008, 14:16
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In October?? That's way far ahead, I would say it should get confirmed. Not sure about your second question about the the number of RAC, I believe it depends from train to train.
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No RAC in AC 1st. class
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It depends on many things, and you give no details, so it's difficult to help you.

Do an availability search for your boarding station to Kalka, and search for availability for about 85 days ahead of today, this will get you the availability of the last 6 days and should tell you how many berths are allocated for the sector you're travelling.

If it's 4, and your 4 friends already have confirmed tickets, then you've got problems as they're unlikely to cancel.

It looks like 5 berths are allocated to the Delhi-Kalka sector.
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