Railways is the largest transport system in India. It transports millions of people to their destinations every day. Train travel is also accessible to the common man. Because the convenience of traveling with low fares is only in railways. That is why common people also choose to travel by train. But before traveling by train, we book in advance through IRCTC and Ticket Count. Tickets booked through IRCTC and other online channels may also get cancelled. Because we don’t have confirmation based on seats. Sometimes tickets are difficult to confirm due to busy route. But when booking train tickets usually the status shows as confirmed if the berth is confirmed. Also some words appear in the waiting list. Usually at the time of booking the tickets PQWL, RLWL, GNWL, RLGN, RAC, WL,RSWL, CKWL The words appear. Not everyone knows the meaning of these. Find out what they mean.

  1. GNWL: General Waiting List: This GNWL will be available at the time of booking the train tickets. If it looks like this, it means that the chances of the berth being conformed are high. If we book tickets from the station where the train starts or any station on its route, it shows us if we are in the waiting list.
  2. RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation): Chances of railway tickets being confirmed in this list are very high. Most of the tickets are confirmed if they are in RAC. But in some cases two are allotted in the same berth. One has to adjust and travel. Such things happen in short time.
  3. WL (Waiting List): This is a waiting list. It shows if the ticket is not confirmed after you book the ticket. If any of the confirmed tickets cancel, you will have a chance to come. For example if you have written WL12 it means that if the 12th person cancels his journey then you have a chance to get the ticket confirmed.
  4. RLWL (Remote Location Waiting List): If there is such a status in the waiting list after booking the train ticket, it means that the chances of these tickets being confirmed are less. It shows if berths are likely to become vacant at any station along the train’s route.
  5. RSWL (Roadside Station Waiting List): This shows if any berths are vacant in such railway stations. It should be understood that even these are unlikely to be finalised.
  6. RQWL (Request Waiting List): This list shows that if a ticket is booked from one station to another station en route it is not shown in general quota or remote location or full quota.
  7. TQWL (formerly CKWL): It comes under Tatkal Fort. CKWL used to show at Tatkal Kota. But now the railway department has changed it to TQWL.
  8. PQWL (A Pooled Quota Waiting List): A train can only have one complete fort. Tickets are given for the stations where the train starts and stops. Or they are given up to one or two stations before the station where the train halts. In some cases this list is shown to two stations en route. Many railway stations show in a single fool’s castle if the berths are vacant. Even these are less likely to be confirmed. This is how the words on the train tickets should be understood.

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