What is Indian Railway PNR ?
As the name suggest, PNR means Passenger Name Record.
It is a travel record of a single person or group of person that is stored in
Railway computerized reservation system. Now, whenever a person goes
for rail ticketing for a train journey
he receives this ten digit number that is written on the top left
corner of his rail ticket. He can find the current position of reservation
using this. By using this tool he can discover the position
- confirmed, waiting or in RAC. Below here you can find
various attributes of tool search result :-
Train Number, Train Name, Date (Journey Date), From (Journey Start Station), To
(Journey Destination Station), Reserved up to,
Boarding Point, Class (Sleeper Class, 2AC, 3AC etc), Boarding Status (Confirmed,
Waiting or RAC). On Railway site one can also find about seat availability,
fare and quota.
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How to use the Search Tool at IRCTC?
This website provides enquiry search tool
to find out real-time standing of reservation in just 1 click. The tool necessity
is increasing day by day because even by adding more trains, people are still not
getting confirmed reservation. This problem happens more when reservations are made
within 2-3 days of journey date. The pnr status can
be quickly searched by this free tool. User just has to enter 10 digit number and
hit the submit button, the search tool quickly access website database
and fetches the latest standing within 2-3 seconds. Train reservation
list is being updated 24*7 in a real time manner in the database.
To locate the number, please check our menu item named as "Find the 10 digit number in your
Ticket". Indian Railway website also provides various
other means of finding booking state by SMS or by Rail Phone.
Alternative Methods to Find PNR Status
Apart from using IRCTC website search tool, you can also check your
booking through SMS & Mobile or Landline/ Phone:-
Send the 10 Digit Ticket number to 139 ( For Example your Ticket
Number is 1132767880 Then Send SMS to 139 as PRN 1132767880. By Phone Dial 139 From
BSNL or MTNL phone enter your Ticket Number & get Status
Tips to use PNR in a Better way
After search using IRCTC search tool, it is always recommended
to take a hard copy printout and keep it in whole journey. This
is just to shows you hold a confirmed ticket in any unpleasing situation that may caused
due to a dispute or confusion between co-travellers or even with TT.