Railways managed to hold it good despite Diwali rush, says RailYatri.in


 

Railways managed to hold it good despite Diwali rush, says RailYatri.in

More people could travel as cancellation rate stable at 18%

New Delhi – 15th Nov; 2017 This Diwali, train travellers had something to smile about. Even with an increase in demand for train tickets, more passengers could successfully travel this Diwali. A study done by RailYatri shows that Railways has been able to sustain the cancellation of tickets at 18% for the last two years, which would mean that the remaining passengers managed to get confirmed ticket and thus complete their journey.  The finding suggests that while the cancellation of waitlist ticket was as high as 25.5% in 2015, the number has been stable at 18% in 2016 and 2017.

Mr Manish Rathi, Co-founder and CEO RailYatri said, “Every year during Diwali, there is a huge demand for train tickets and many end up with waitlisted tickets and uncertain travel plans. However, this year it is heartening to see that fewer people had to cancel their tickets. It is definitely a good trend.”

The comparative finding shows many long distance train had a steep rise in ticket conformation as shown in the table below. Few train such as the Dehradun-Howrah Doon Express, the confirmation rate increased by over 20%.

Train no.

Tickets Confirmed during Diwali

2016

2017

12322

Mumbai Cst – Howrah Sf Mail (Via Gaya)

40.00%

50.40%

11077

Pune – Jammu Tawi Jhelum Express

52.00%

64.90%

13010

Dehradun – Howrah Doon Express

38.50%

60.40%

12149

Pune – Danapur Sf Express

47.30%

48.70%

12295

Bangalore – Danapur Sanghamitra Sf Exp

43.50%

47.10%

In Sleeper class, in which maximum people travel, the average waiting list has gone down considerably from last year. Given below are examples of few long distance trains which has seen a decrease in wait list as compared to 2016

Train no             Train Name                                                       2016                             2017

13238

KOTA – PATNA Express

813

735

12335

BHAGALPUR – MUMBAI LTT SF Express

736

727

19031

AHMEDABAD – HARIDWAR Yoga Express

731

717

12864

YESVANTPUR – HOWRAH SF Express

784

715

12558

DELHI ANAND VIHAR T – MUZAFFARPUR Sapt Kranti SF Express

815

757

11061

MUMBAI LTT – DARBHANGA Pawan Express

800

769

12368

ANAND VIHAR – BHAGALPUR Vikramshila SF Exp

794

767

Mr. Manish Rathi said, “The Diwali rush this year was nicely managed by adding Special trains at the right time and in the right route. Maximum Diwali rush was seen in trains with destinations in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Railways added 29 Special trains to match the Diwali rush besides introducing few new trains too. And surely these measures have paid off well.”

 

About RailYatri.in:

RailYatri.in is the #1 train travel community in India. Noida-based RailYatri.in was set up in 2011 with a mission to simplify train travel with Manish Rathi (Computer Science, Western Michigan Univ, US), Kapil Raizada (IIT Kanpur, IIM Bangalore) and Sachin Saxena (IIT Kharagpur, Stanford) as its co-founders. RailYatri.in launched its consumer products in early 2014 and has seen a rapid growth since then.

For more information –

Official Website: www.railyatri.in

To download app, click here: www.rytr.in/and

Facebook: www.facebook.com/railyatri

Media contact:  gunjan.kumar@railyatri.in Mob. 09971338477

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