Everyone hates the anxiety that comes with waitlisted and RAC tickets. Booking a holiday, or a business trip–uncertainty is the last thing you want.
Especially during the vacation season–when there is a rush for online bookings.
Thankfully, this new feature by IRCTC, will put speculation to rest!
According to a report by The Times of India, the new IRCTC website will let passengers know the probability of confirmation, of waitlisted or RAC tickets. The algorithm on which this is based, has been developed by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS). A senior official in the Railways Ministry told the publication that based on booking trends, passengers would be able to predict the chances of waitlisting, or an RAC ticket.
The new user interface has some interesting features, which you can learn about here. Search for trains and check seat-availability, now without logging in!
Ticket-booking sees a huge spike, during peak vacation times, and this initiative will at least let passengers know how likely or unlikely their chances of bagging a ticket are!
Among other features, the IRCTC has implemented better filters, enabling quicker selection of choices, and clutter-free design for smoother navigation. It shows that the Railways is not only implementing creature comforts, like better, softer blankets in trains but also making sure that prospective passengers have a smooth experience on their booking website.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)