If your answer is yes to any of the above questions, here's a tool with which you can predict, whether you would get a confirmed ticket or not. According to the developer, ticket confirmations follow certain trends. Before boarding your train, you can also check the status on Android devices as well with their ConfirmTkt app or through their website Confirmtkt.
“We personally experienced the difficulties of getting a train ticket to travel to our native places. Whenever we try to book a ticket it would show waiting list. We used to book tickets by analyzing the past trends manually. So we thought why can’t we build something which can analyze and tell you whether to book or not.”
ConfirmTkt predicts the future status of PNR’s in seconds based on historical trends. It also assists you in deciding whether to book or not if the train is in waitlist.
Confirmtkt allows you to
- Predict your ticket confirmation chances if you have a waitlist ticket.
- PNR status check.
- Subscribe for the PNR confirmation notifications.
- Search trains between a desired source and destination pair.
- Compare all the ticket confirmation chances for the trains on a single screen and decide on the travel options.
According to developers,
All you need is a valid PNR. Enter the PNR and click ‘Get status’ button to get all your PNR information instantly. ConfirmTkt shows the ticket confirmation chances with in a fraction of seconds. Once you have finished your PNR status check, if your ticket is in waitlist/ RAC and you want to be notified when your ticket gets confirmed. Then just enter a valid email ID to subscribe for PNR confirmation notification we handle the rest. Once your PNR gets confirmed they will send you an email notification with the detailed PNR information.
ConfirmTkt prediction algorithm has been thoroughly tested on about 2500 trains and achieved an overall accuracy of 88%. It took them 2 years to develop an algorithm with such an accuracy. “Do not worry about the accuracy, we will take care of it,” they say. The ticket confirmation chances may vary from a holiday/weekend to a normal day. As a result this 2 person team maintains ticketing trends for holidays /weekends separately and predict accuracy based on that.
- If the confirmation chances are above 70% then they interpret it as ‘Confirm’
- If the confirmation chances are between 30% and 70% then they interpret as ‘Probable’
- Anything below 30 % is interpreted as ‘No Chance’.
As a message for future entrepreneurs, they said “Don’t be afraid to take risk. If you want to solve some problem that nobody else dared to solve and are passionate about it then just do it.”