Almost everyone has travelled by train at one time or another. The train ticket contains important information like date, time, train number, time, compartment number, seat number etc. We know about it, but there are codes like PNR, WL, RAC, RSWL, PQWL, GNWL etc. written in the ticket, which very few people know about, but if you know about all these before traveling, it will be a little easier. will be Know the full form of all these codes and their meaning.
PNR: PNR stands for Passenger Name Record. When a passenger books a train ticket online or offline, a 10-digit unique number is generated, called a PNR. In case of bulk booking one PNR number can contain details of six passengers.
RQWL: If a ticket is to be booked from one central station to another central station and if it is not done through general quota or rate structure quota or pooled quota then the ticket may go to Request Waiting List (RQWL).
WL: If WL is written on the ticket, it means that you are in the waiting list and you are not allowed to board that train. A ticket with WL is confirmed, but if you don’t confirm it gets cancelled automatically. If the passenger wants, he can book the waiting list ticket up to 30 minutes before the departure of the train.
RSWL: Allotment of Roadside Station Waiting List (RSWL) is made when berths or seats are reserved by the station of origin for the journey to the road-side station and distance restriction is not applicable. However, the probability of a confirmed ticket in this waiting list is very low.
CNF: In this the passenger gets the entire berth for the journey, but it may happen that he doesn’t get the information about that berth in the confirm ticket. This is because berths are manually allotted by TTE to the passengers of this class of tickets after preparing the chart.
GNWL: General Waiting List (GNWL) is declared by passengers of Waiting List (WL) tickets after their confirmed booking or cancellation. This is the most common type of waiting list. These tickets are more likely to be confirmed.
TQWL: This means Tatkal Waiting List. When a passenger makes an immediate booking and is put in the waiting list, this status is shown as TQWL in the ticket. The chances of this ticket being confirmed are very low.
PQWL: This stands for Pooled Quota Waiting List. It has a separate waiting list from the normal waiting list of passengers traveling between intermediate stations.
CAN: This means that the seat or nose has been activated by the passenger
RAC: In such a ticket, the possibility of the ticket being confirmed by the time the chart is drawn is the highest. If the ticket remains RAC even after charting, the passenger will be allotted half a seat i.e. two passengers with RAC ticket status will be allotted one side lower berth. TTE allocates seats to these RAC passengers after the chart is ready.