Formerly checking Indian Railway or IRCTC PNR Status was not an easy task. But now, your PNR Number and a single click of the mouse is required. All this became possible just because of the computerization. It is pretty simple process that starts by entering 10 digit PNR Number which is present on the top left corner of your ticket. After putting the number in the box below, click on the "Get PNR Status" button. Passengers can get to know the current status of their reservations on several zones including Southern, Northern and Central Railway using this intuitive interface.
What is PNR Number?PNR number is the unique ten digit code that is assigned to the traveler. Passenger Name Record or PNR is very important as it reveals the whole information regarding concerned train. It is given to those who did the booking either online or by physically at the station itself. You can find this number printed on the top left corner of your ticket. One can get to know about the current status of their railway reservation simply with the help of the PNR number given to him or her. This special number is quite useful even if you lost the ticket, so whenever buy the ticket write it on some paper. When you show the PNR Number to T.C. (Ticket Collector), he will match it with his railway chart; if it does then he will allow you to sit.
Methods to Check Train PNR Status:There are several methods through one can check his/her PNR Status within a few minutes, for example: you can check your PNR Status online or simply with a text message. Below we are going to mention a few methods that can be used for checking PNR Status of IRCTC, Yatra, Rail and others.
Check Railway PNR Status Online:Online method is the simplest of all. All you need to do is to enter your PNR Number in the box given at the top of the webpage and Hit the “Get PNR Status” button. As soon as you hit the button, your ongoing status will be displayed on your desktop screen.
Know PNR Status through SMS:The other method is familiar to you all. It’s an SMS service offered by Indian railways for PNR Enquiry. Simply use your mobile phone to get to know the PNR status through a simple message. Following are four numbers that can be used to send SMS to know the latest update of your PNR status.
- Type PNR <10 digit PNR Number> and send it to 54959. For example PNR 8710156982
- Type PNR <10 digit PNR Number> and send it to 139
- Type PNR <10 digit PNR Number> and send it to 5676747
- Type PNR <10 digit PNR Number> and send it to 57886