Indian Railways PNR Status

What passengers who are traveling in Indian railways should know about the so called PNR status. Is it that much necessary to know what exactly PNR means. Still many passengers without knowing anything simply check the pnr status online or in the railway stations or by sending sms to 139. Are passengers are such ignorant or busy in their life or they don’t care to know little information about the PNR.

This article focuses mainly on how to check the ticket status online on Indian Railways website and on Irctc web. Passenger name record is unique 10 digit number which the Indian railways generate when a ticket is booked. This number is used to identify the passenger details like date of journey, boarding station, destination station and the seat number. We all know that how crowd the trains and are always busy running across different parts of the country.

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It is not possible to get a confirmed ticket every time we book a ticket, there are cases where one’s ticket will be in waiting list. I booked a ticket and my ticket is in wait list. Now what I have to do to know whether I was allocated a berth or not? To know this, one have to check the status of the ticket. This is what called PNR Status checking and by this we will be able to know our train ticket status.

How to check the PNR Status

There are quite different ways to check. Let see first the simple one. Visit the Indian railways website and go the PNR status page. There fill out the number and then complete the captcha. Next click on the Get status button; That’s it. Filling out the captcha is hard because of the letters are not clear. Is there any other way we can check without the captcha. Yes, Visit the IRCTCWEB, there you don’t need to fill out the captcha.

Another way is to send an sms to 139 to get the PNR satus.