ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Indian Railway – What is PNR and How to check its Status?

Updated on March 22, 2013
Source

PNR stands for Passenger Name Record is a 10 digit number that is indicated on the upper left corner of an Indian railway ticket. This is the record of travel of a passenger or group of passengers that is indicated in the database of CRS or Computer Reservation System. What you can find in your PNR are important booking information which include the name of the passenger, contact information of the travel agent, the ticket information that include the ticket number and the ticket time limit, itinerary and the name of the person who booked the ticket.

Once the requirements are completed the computer reservation system will issue an alpha numeric ID record locator that will be maintain despite of any additional information that was entered or modified. And now, you don’t have to travel to the railway station to obtain the PNR status because you can check it through PNR status check websites, mobile phone and android app which make it more convenient for the passenger to

How to Check PNR Status

One of the easiest ways to check on the PNR status of railway ticket is to login to the PNR status check websites (and there are several) wherein it will prompt you to enter the 10 digit PNR number, once you hit the “Get PNR Status” button, the system will generate the information about the PNR ticket which include the confirmation, modification or cancellation of the booking.

Another way to check the status of PNR is to through your cellular phone or landline. If you want to inquire about the PNR status through SMS, the passenger just need to text: PNR (10 digit PNR number) then send to any of these digits: 57886, 5676747, 139 and 54959. In addition, if you’re using a landline phone, you can directly call a toll free number 139 to check on details such as fares, time of arrival, departure of trains, accommodation and availability.

For the technological savvy and who are using Android smartphone, the great news is that you can check the PNR status by downloading the android application. You will find several applications on Play Store that can help you with your PNR enquiry. Once you have picked the application, hit on download button and then install the app. After a few seconds, upon completion of the app, it is now, ready to use. And again, you will have to provide the 10 digit PNR number in the text box then click on “Check PNR” and the app will generate the result from the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation or IRCTC which is regularly updated with the latest details about the PNR status of the passengers.

Indian Railway system is keeping up with the technological demands of the passengers to make booking and travelling all over the country hassle free and a joyful experience for everyone. If you want to know supplemental information about the Indian railway, you can check their websites and they can also provide you with supplemental information that include travel tips and the best spots to visit all over India.

Looking to travel to India, then it is better to check PNR status of railway. This will give you more info. Visit our website today and learn more about PNR railway travel in India.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)