DelhiDesk Over 27 million passengers were unable to travel with Indian Railways in the last financial year due to being waitlisted, according to an RTI query. This number had stood at 16.5 million in the previous fiscal year. The Railway Board said that of the 17.6 million PNR numbers, 27.2 million passengers were scheduled to travel, and their bookings were automatically cancelled with ticket fares refunded. The inability to provide confirmed tickets to passengers has been a recurring problem for the national transporter, which is making efforts to increase capacity to reduce waitlists. In 2020-21, the total number of PNRs auto-canceled due to remaining in a waitlist was 3.89 million, with 6.1 million passengers booked on these PNRs.
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👉 More than 2.7 crore passengers were unable to travel with Indian Railways in the recently ended financial year after being waitlisted.
👉 The Railway Board said that there had been a total of 1.76 crore PNR numbers, against which 2.72 crore passengers were scheduled to travel.
👉 The inability to provide confirmed tickets to passengers has been a recurring problem with the national transporter.
👉 Railways officials said that it was making efforts to increase the capacity to make trains available on demand.
👉 In 2014-15, the number of canceled PNRs stood at 1.13 crore, and in 2015-2016, it was 81.05 lakh.
👉 In 2016-2017, it was 72.13 lakh, in 2017-18, 73 lakh, and in 2018-2019, the number stood at 68.97 lakh, according to official figures.
👉 In the year 2020-21, the total number of PNRs auto canceled due to remaining in waiting list was 38.89 lakh and 61 lakh passengers were booked on these PNRs.
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