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What is pqwl in irctc?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Noal, Apr 21, 2023.

  1. Noal

    Noal New Member

    Hey Forum members,

    Just a quick question, can someone please let me know what pqwl is in IRCTC?

    I have booked 3 train tickets, and this is whats shows up when I've booked them.

  2. Dhruv

    Dhruv Member

    Hi Noal.

    PQWL stands for "Pooled Quota Waiting List" in IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) ticket booking system. It is a type of waiting list quota used for certain trains in India.

    PQWL is a relatively new concept introduced by the Indian Railways to distribute the waiting list quota across various stations. Under this quota, a limited number of seats are set aside for specific starting stations, and if the passengers' boarding station falls within this list, they will be assigned a PQWL status if their ticket is not confirmed.

    For example, if a passenger books a ticket from a station that is not the starting station of the train and falls within the PQWL quota, the ticket will be assigned a PQWL status. If the seats reserved under this quota are not confirmed, then the passengers will have to wait for a confirmed seat to become available, and their status may change to RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation) or remain in the PQWL status until the day of the journey.

    PQWL is usually considered a less favorable status compared to other waiting list quotas as it has a lower probability of getting confirmed. It is always advisable to book tickets in advance to avoid being placed on the waiting list.