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CKWL on Tatkal railway ticket

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Posted by Anirudh on December 9, 2009 at 1:45 PM

So the other day I booked a tatkal ticket online from IRCTC. After the usual 500 errors and multiple tries I came to the "Congratulations!" page where they gave me the ticket details. And this is what I found in the ticket's status "CKWL 23". I wondered what the heck it was. Googling did not help. I shot off a mail to the IRCTC customer care and within half an hour I got their reply. Reproducing their reply below -
Dear Customer, Kindly note that CK stands for Tatkal CKWL means Tatkal Wait list Ticket. Thanks & Regards
So there it goes. Official reply from IRCTC. CKWL is the waiting list for the tatkal quota. It's just like the "WL" you get on the normal ticket, except it's on the tatkal quota. No idea what CK stands for though. Although the reply wasn't exactly Shakespeare, I was impressed that they got back to me so soon. It's nice to see the Railways doing good stuff. There's still room to improve though. Have you had a similar experience with IRCTC? Frustrating one? Good one? The comment form is right below :) Update : Found something in the IRCTC site in the ngpay FAQ. It says(in point 9)
Booking can be done against general (GN), ladies (LD) and tatkal (CK) quota berths/seats only.  
. What this means is that GNWL is General Quota Waiting list, LDWL is Ladies Quota Waiting List and CKWL is Tatkal Quota Waiting list. Pretty much any 4 letter acronym ending in WL is some Waiting list quota or another. For instance if you have been wondering what PQWL means in IRCTC, then it is a Pooled Quota Waiting List. If you're looking to improve the time it takes to book tatkal tickets, you can try the Autofill forms extension. Check out my blog post on how to use the Autofill forms addon.
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108 Comments

  • On April 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM bobjan said

    hai i have booked a tatkal ticket pnr 4440580429 for tommrow
    booking staus CKWL 5 will myticket get confirmed? how good are my chances here ?

  • On August 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM Arunkumar k said

    hi i have booked a tatkal ticket PNR 4862173436 for tomorrow
    booking status CK WL 6,7,8 will ticket get confirmed? how good are my chances here ?

  • On November 18, 2012 at 10:54 PM Dr. Baby Thomas said

    I have booked a ticket from TVC toTCR on24/11/2012 in CHENNAI MAIL. My PNR No. is 4865327652. My status is PQWL10. Will it get confirmed? Or else can I get a seat? Otherwise how is the refund?

  • On November 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM david said

    i booked tatkal ticket to day for tomorrow on online but it ckwl 30 is there any possibility to get

  • On January 11, 2013 at 12:19 PM SREENIVAS K said

    Hai i booked a tatkal tkt for tmorw. the PNR no is 4347808267. The status is CKWL 89/CKWL78.

    How hance i have to confirm this tkt ?

    Whether i wil falls atleast in RAC status…

    pls let me know

  • On April 30, 2013 at 11:40 AM pankaj said

    hai i have booked a ticket pnr 6119234491 d/o/j is 02/05/2013
    booking staus W/L 7,RSWL, W/L 8,RSWL. from KYQ to HJP. so please can u advise what is the meaning of RSWL and this ticket well be conform or not

  • On January 12, 2014 at 10:22 AM SATHISH KUMAR said

    hai i have booked a tatkal ticket pnr 4258922290 for tommrow
    booking staus CKWL 16 will myticket get confirmed? how good are my chances here ?

  • On January 18, 2014 at 10:28 AM Janeeth said

    Hi have tatkal ticket waiting list 56 and 57 for tomorrow from CBE to MAS will it get confirmed

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