For long-distance train tickets, the RLWL (Remote Location Wait List) is a special wait list quota. Despite the fact that this is one of the most well-known waiting list categories, most passengers have no idea what RLWL stands for. So, in this blog, we would like to talk about this.
Is the Remote Location quota available for remote wayside stations only?
Unfortunately, the answer is no, there is nothing remote about Remote Location Wait List. Passengers wanting to enter or exit the train from any of the major cities (stations) along the route are eligible for the quota. Even New Delhi can become a Remote Location station if a train comes from Mumbai to Jammu Tawi.
So, what exactly is a Remote Location Wait List (RLWL)?
During its end-to-end journey, every train passes across numerous cities and metros. Although a train runs from Chennai to Howrah, some passengers may prefer to go from Visakhapatnam to Howrah. The Remote Location Wait List is made up of ticket bookings (on the Wait List) made by such midway passengers. For any train, the maximum leverage is given on end-to-end journey bookings (from origination to termination points), but then there is a specific quota set apart for passengers wanting to board or de-board the train at an intermediate, major station along the way.
How are quotas for remote locations set for certain stations?
Every Indian train has a different Remote Location quota. This figure is determined after research into the importance of the cities or metropolitan areas through which the train runs. Because Indian Railways encourages end-to-end travels, the numbers made aside for each station are fairly minimal.
Purpose of introducing Remote Location Waiting List
The main purpose of creating remote location waiting list quota was to provide end-to-end journeys. The problem with mid-point boarding or de-boarding is that it is possible that the berths may remain vacant for the rest of the journey, resulting in a revenue loss.