PNR Status – Railway Ticket Codes and Meaning : Abbreviations and symbols in Indian Railway PNR status leaves many passengers confused. For common symbols like RAC which stands for Reservation Against Cancellation – it might be easy. But not for symbols like PQWL – for everyone. Just decoding the abbreviations won’t finish your job, the meaning might still remain unclear. This post is an attempt to help passengers with common Railway Ticket Codes and their meaning.
Different Symbols in the PNR status
|CAN / MOD||Cancelled or Modified Passenger|
|CNF / Confirmed||Confirmed (Coach/Berth number will be available after chart preparation)|
|RAC||Reservation Against Cancellation. Seat is guaranteed but berth needs to be shared between two persons. Individual berths will be allotted only if RAC becomes a CNF ticket.|
|WL #||Waiting List Number|
|CKWL||Tatkal Waiting List. CKWL means when the waiting list moves up you can expect confirmed berth. But when the normal waiting list moves up, it goes to the RAC category.|
|GNWL||General Wait List|
|PQWL||Pooled Quota Wait List|
|REGRET/WL||No More Booking Permitted|
|RELEASED||Ticket Not Cancelled but Alternative Accommodation Provided|
|R# #||RAC Coach Number Berth Number. Same berth will be alloted to two RAC passengers and they need to share it.|
Having found the meanings of most commonly seen abbreviations in PNR status, adding another useful word related with Indian Railways here: TDR. TDR stands for Ticket Deposit Receipt. Ticket Deposit Receipt can be submitted to claim refund if customer was not able to perform the journey.
Update: There are new regulations related to TDR.
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