If you are traveling with Indian Railways, it is likely that you will need to do a PNR status enquiry before you board the train. For those new to PNR number, this is basically a 10 digit no. that is printed on the left side of the ticket (including e-tickets) and is considered as the basic reference point. PNR which stands for Passenger Name Record, contains the itinerary for a passenger, or a group of passengers traveling together. It contains all the Ticketing details, it might be a ticketing time limit or a ticket number. It also have itinerary of at least one segment, which must be the same for all passengers listed. It includes name of the person which books the ticket or provides the information.
Checking PNR Status is important in Railways because ticket and berth allotment often changes with cancellations of tickets or after chart is prepared.
Here is a quick take at simple ways of tracking the current Indian Railway PNR . One can check his or her PNR Enquiry of southern railway, northern railway, central railway etc. through the above mentioned form or with the points listed below.
IRCTC PNR Status Via The Internet:
If you have an internet connection, you can check the IRCTC PNR Status here on this site typing your ten digit PNR number in the above box and clicking the “GET PNR STATUS” button. All train tickets, no matter in which way (IRCTC, booking windows or booking agents) you have purchased it, can be checked on this portal.
Some Other Railway information On This Site:
- You can find all the related status codes to know where your reservation stands right now.
- You can see our train route page, which tells you your train route with halt time with station name and code.
- Our Find Station Code page will help you to reserve tickets easily with proper station codes on IRCTC website.
- If you want to know your train name or number, you can check out our Find Train Name And Number Page.
Railway PNR Enquiry Via Apps On Smartphone:
Smartphone users have the option of using apps for the respective mobile platform, including Blackberry, Android, iOS and Symbian, for tracking Passenger Name Record. These apps are fast to use and can be used on the go to fetch most the related information of Railways using 3G, Wi-Fi, or data connections.
Check Ticket Status Via Call or phone
The customer services of Indian Railways have improved considerably over the years, and today a PNR status check can be done easily by calling 139. Mobile phone and landline users can call on 139 and follow a simple IVR that directs to the enquiry option. While the land-line numbers of BSNL and MTNL are not charged for calls to this number, other landlines and mobile phone users are charged as per premium rates. However, this is one of the most reliable ways of checking the PNR and can be used at all times during the day.
Check Passenger Name Record Via SMS
The simplest way of checking the current ticket status is to use the SMS service provided by IRCTC. Passengers can message their PNR number to 139 (example: PNR 1234567890) and get an instant update on the current status. Indian Railways also offers PNR check facility on numbers 57886 and 5676747. If you are using the PNR check service frequently by your phone through means of your mobile, you can use other services offered by railway, for example, you need to type the 10-digit PNR number in the sms message box and send it to 54959 (ex: PNR 1234567890 to 54959). One another similar number is 5676747.
You can also know your status by sending sms to 57886 in ( IRPNR <10-digit PNR Number>) format. This SMS will be charged at regular SMS rates applicable for your mobile and can be free if you have a SMS pack.