It is very important to see train chart preparation if your railway’s ticket is on a waiting list. This is an only way through which can know whether your ticket is confirmed at last time or not. The train chart is just like a result board of higher education in which we get to know our result at the end of the exam.
Train chart preparation time is important because if you want to know that whether your name is in final list or not you have to check this chart. Many people are not aware of train chat and how it prepared. In this article, we will tell you how to check your name in reservation chat and why it is important to check this chart.
Basically, a Train chart is a list of passengers that have reserved their seat in that train along with their personal details like Name, Age, Gender, and station of origin and destination. This chart also contains the coach number and seat number of passenger. The train chart usually placed on the notice board of train platform or in the coach of the train.
Suppose you booked a railway ticket in tatkal but your ticket is in 35 Waiting List (W/L). To check whether your confirmed or not you have to wait for chart preparation. But now with the advanced feature of IRCTC, you can check the confirmation of your ticket online or by mobile phone. If your ticket is not confirmed till the chart preparation then you have to travel on the waiting list. Usually, train chart is prepared before four hours of the departure of the train. If you booked you ticket online through IRCTC website and your ticket is not confirmed till the chart preparation then it will automatically cancel.
Chart Preparation Time
The chart preparation time of every Indian train is different as it depends on the departure time of the particular train. Chart preparation time also depends on the timing of the train whether it is morning train or evening train. Basically, for all train, it prepared 4-6 hours before the scheduled departure time of the train. You can also call on railways inquiry number to know the chat preparation time of a particular train. Well, today no one waits for chat preparation as they can know their ticket status with the help of PNR number. Yes, this is true now you don’t need to wait for chart preparation to know the status of your ticket, you can know your ticket status by PNR number.
Sometime when you check PNR status of your ticket, you may found “Chart not prepared”. If your ticket is confirmed then you don’t worry about this chart but if your ticket is in RAC or waiting list then you have to wait for chart preparation because only then you got to know whether your seat is confirmed or not. If your ticket is confirmed then you can travel in the train otherwise you are not allowed to sit on the train.
Note: Now, you can book railways ticket online before 30 minutes of the departure of the train. At that time train chart will be prepared two times. One before four hours of scheduled departure and another before 30 minutes of the scheduled departure.
Timing of Chart Preparation for Morning Trains
Train before 11 A.M is considered as morning trains. Mostly train chart for morning trains is prepared the previous day before 8 PM but sometimes it prepared on the basis of working criteria of origin station.
For example, if you are going to travel by morning train on 2.01.2017, then its chart will be prepared on the previous evening ie on 1.01.2017 before 8 PM.
For all the evening trains, a chart is prepared about 4 to 6 before their departure time.
Timing of Chart Preparation for Mid Night trains
If you booked the ticket of mind night train then its chart will be prepared in the evening at 8 P.M.
How to check Whether Chart of a particular train is prepared or not?
It is very easy to know whether train chart of a particular train is prepared or not. If you have your PNR number, then you can easily know the status of your ticket. In IRCTC website, you have to enter you PNR number then you will get complete details of your ticket and whether the chart of a train in which your booked your ticket is prepared or not.
Note: Always remember that the train chart is prepared before its departure from origin station. Some time train chart is also prepared 1 day before the departure of the train.
As we mentioned earlier, you can check whether train chart is prepared or not with the help of PNR number on Indian Railway website. Here we mentioned step by step procedure to check the status of the ticket through PNR number:
This is a most selective way to check your current PNR status as it is very easy and reliable. Here we mentioned procedure to check PNR status through the online website.
1) Visit official website of IRCTC i.e www.irctc.co.in in the address bar
2) Click on ‘Booked Ticket History’.
3) Select your E-Ticket and click on ‘Get PNR Status’.
4) After that enter your 10 digit PNR number and click on Submit button.
5) Your PNR status will appear on your screen
6) With the help of this PNR number, you can know whether train chart is prepared or not
I hope all the above information will help you to know about the train chart preparation time and why is it important. Still, if you have any doubt regarding IRCTC and timing of train chart then comment below, we will solve your problem soon.