22 Sep 2018: IRCTC Waitlisted tickets: Rules you should know
The status of the booked tickets can either be waitlisted (WL), Reserved against Cancellation (RAC), or Confirmed.
A waitlisted status is denoted by 'WL' followed by a waiting number.
Here are the rules you should know about the waitlisted tickets.
Rules (1): Rules about train ticket status and preparation of charts
Those passengers whose ticket status is fully confirmed or fully RAC (Reservation against Cancellation) after preparation of charts- their names will appear in the charts and they can undertake the journey.
On the other hand, those passengers whose ticket status is partly confirmed/partly waitlist or partly RAC/partly waitlist- their names will show up in 'charts including waitlisted passengers.'
Rules (2): About cancelation by passengers; by IRCTC; issue of refund
Notably, cancelation of e-tickets by passengers/agents through IRCTC website is allowed only before preparation of charts.
Further, those (waitlisted) passengers who are completely left out- their names won't show up in the charts, and they're not allowed to travel in the train on such tickets.
Additionally, all waitlisted tickets are cancelled by IRCTC after charts-preparation, and refund is transferred to the passenger's account electronically.