New Delhi, July 21: A tool has been developed which now lets you confirm your railway ticket status. The Minister of State of Railways (GoI), Rajen Gohain in a written statement to the Rajya Sabha on Friday confirmed that a tool had been developed which will help in predicting the probability of a wait-listed ticket getting confirmed when the ticket is being booked as well as during PNR enquiry of the wait-listed ticket.
This new feature has been incorporated in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website and has been in operation since June this year. The tool which has been designed using the ‘Machine Learning’ algorithm and the wait-listed PNR data of past two years, will predict the confirmation probability for future journeys. (Also Read: IRCTC Next Generation E-ticketing Website Revamped, Know All New Features Here)
It must be noted that the probability of confirmation and cancellation will be depend upon peak and lean periods, type of trains like short distance trains, long journey trains, trains with limited stoppage, etc.
For those trying to understand the mechanism of confirming one’s train ticket status, if you are doing a railway ticket booking transaction and if the status of the date of journey is wait-listed, you can check the probability of confirmation. Also, during the time of PNR enquiry of wait-listed ticket, you can check the probability of you ticket getting confirmed.