Indian Railways: Train passenger? Here’s how you can check PNR status online, via SMS and phone call

Indian Railways: Train passenger? Here’s how you can check PNR status online, via SMS and phone call

How to check PNR status: PNR is number which gives complete travel information to ticket holders. The pieces of nformation included in PNR status are – booking status whether your ticket is confirmed or not, also if it is on waiting list or under reservation against cancellation (RAC). Apart from this, the PNR also gives basic details like arrival and departure time of train, coach, seat number and fares paid by a passengers among others.


Here’s how PNR works! 

Every time a passenger buys an Indian Railway ticket, the Central Railway information system maintains the details of this passenger through 10-digit number which is PNR.

Even in case of bulk booking, a single PNR number can hold maximum six passengers details.

Under PNR, the first three digit reveals the information of passenger reservation system or PRS which means from where the ticket is booked. The other seven digit number is generated randomly representing the journey details.

Passenger details like name, age, sex, birth preference is included in PNR. While ticket information like train number, travel date, from – to train journey, boarding station, reservation up to, class, berth and quota is intimated.

This 10-digit PNR number is generally printed at the top left corner of Indian Railways ticket, which are available at railway station booking window. Notably, in case of E-ticketing, the PNR is mentioned at the top in a separate cell.

How to check your PNR status, as per Indian Railways. 

On its website, Indian Railways reveal three methods to check a train tickets PNR status. Here’s what you should know!


You can check IRCTC PNR Status or the Live PNR Status of Indian Railways tickets here at indianrailways

This is one of the fastest ways to get the latest information and get your ticket status in real time.

All you need to do is enter the PNR in box above to get the current status. You will find PNR Number on the top left corner of the ticket.

PNR status can also be checked at every major station, where PNR status checking counters are available.


SMS Service : SMS ‘PNR <10 Digit-PNR>’ to 139. For example – PNR 1234567890

Phone Call! 

Railway Enquiry Number : Call 139

Hence, if you have booked train ticket and are looking to know the status of your train journey, then remember above mentioned methods to check your PNR.

Source:- zeebiz

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