Railways now has a new ticket confirmation process

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NEW DELHI: If you are doing a railway ticket booking transaction, and if the status of accommodation availability of the inputted journey is waitlisted, you can check the probability of confirmation. At the time of PNR enquiry of waitlisted ticket, you can even check the probability of confirmation.
According to Minister of State of Railways (GoI), Rajen Gohain’s written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Friday, a tool has been developed to predict the probability of waitlisted ticket getting confirmed at the time of booking as well as during Passenger Name Record (PNR) enquiry of waitlisted ticket. The tool has been developed using the algorithm of ‘Machine Learning’. The machine learning model has been developed using the waitlisted PNR data of past 2 years.
This model creates the pattern for the various waitlist scenarios and predicts the probability for the future date journey. Currently this feature is integrated with Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website only. In IRCTC website this feature is operational w.e.f. 13 June, 2018.
As far as trends of confirmation chances and cancellation chances probability is concerned, it is informed that it varies depending upon peak and lean periods, type of trains like short distance trains, long journey trains, trains with limited stoppage, etc.