Indian Railways is known for its high demand, but any increase is found not sufficient for the number of trains, and many face waiting list problems against their ticket bookings, which is troublesome for passengers.
But what is Waiting List?
The waiting list is nothing but a list of passengers who booked tickets for an already fully booked train and are in a waiting queue to get a confirmed ticket if anyone from the passenger list cancels the ticket.
In India, if you hold a Waiting (WL) ticket and it is not confirmed when the final chart of the train is prepared hours before the departure of the train, the ticket is considered canceled, and the money is refunded through the same means by which the ticket was booked.
The rules from before have changed and now passengers cannot travel using a waiting list ticket, or hence they will be considered as traveling without a ticket if they continue to travel and may face legal and monetary punishments from the Railway Police Force and other Railway departments.
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