So to alleviate the suffering of the people, the Indian Railways has now launched a scheme to help those who hold waiting list tickets.
This will be done automatically by the PRS (passenger reservation system) after preparation of second chart.
The situation as of now is that passengers with Waiting List tickets get confirmed berths only if someone cancels their ticket.
What is common is that TTEs allot vacant seats to Waiting List passengers who may have boarded the train.
Reports say that around three lakh berths per year go unutilized.