New Delhi: Even in the age of high-speed internet booking train tickets, sometimes become a hassle. But coming to the rescue the Indian Railways will now tell passengers at the time of booking whether or not there is a high probability that a wait-list ticket may get confirmed, based on historical data of the train and route in question, according to officials familiar with the development.
Reportedly, this ‘wait list prediction’ tool will be available from Tuesday for all bookings made through the IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) website, which now has a new user interface and added features.
“One can predict the chances of a wait-list or RAC (reservation against confirmation) ticket getting confirmed on basis of historical booking trends. It will give a percentage, and passengers can then decide if they want to go ahead with the booking,” Mohammad Jamshed, member (traffic) at the Railway Board was quoted in a report.
The updated IRCTC website also allows users to search and check the availability of seats without logging in.
“Different filters as per departure/arrival times, class, train, and quota have been provided to facilitate journey planning. A user-friendly layout for modification of journeys, availability for other days, and fare break-up have also been provided,” Jamshed said.