There are plenty of articles online about what one should do with a PNR, but few that actually explain what a PNR is and what it represents. Here in this article, we shall cover important aspects of railway PNR and you shall know everything about PNR and PNR status by the end of the article. Take a look at the article and enjoy your next rail booking in pleasure. Happy Journey!
What is a PNR Number?
PNR is a short form for ‘Passenger Name Record’. A PNR number comes up with every purchased ticket, be it online on a website or at the railway ticket counter.
The PNR comprises of a 10-digit number. The PNR number of a ticket is always printed on the top left corner of the ticket. In case you have booked the ticket online, on the e-ticket, you’ll find the PNR number printed in a different cell. It is against this reference number that the passenger’s personal details like name, age and gender etc. get saved in the database.
What does a PNR number store?
A Passenger Name Record stores passengers information. Here’s a glimpse of the following stored by the PNR Number: Details of the passenger, which includes passengers name, passengers age and their gender. Other details of the train is also stored which include the boarding train number, the coach and seat numbers, class in which the passenger shall travel and the name of the departure station. Other than these details, the PNR Number also stores information of the ticket, which includes the mode of payment, the transaction ID and fare paid for the purchase of the ticket.
How is a PNR number issued for a train?
The PNR number consists of two parts, of which the first three digits specify the area from where the ticket is booked by the passenger.
The starting digit of the PNR number indicates from where the train would begin its journey. As any Indian Railways train ticket is booked from a PRS (Passenger Reservation System), the two succeeding digits after the first digit will denote the particular PRS.
We have listed below the numbers that belong to the below-mentioned zones respectively.
- 1 – Issued from the SCR zone (Secunderabad PRS)
- 2, 3 – Issued from NR, NCR, NWR, or NER zone (New Delhi PRS)
- 4, 5 – Issued from SR, SWR, or SCR zone (Chennai PRS)
- 6, 7 – Issued from NFR, ECR, ER, EcoR, SER or SECR zone (Kolkata PRS)
- 8, 9 – Issued from CR, WCR, or WR zone (Mumbai PRS)
The last 7 numbers are randomly generated numbers, only to make the Passenger Name Record (PNR) number unique.
What is a PNR Status?
A PNR status refers to the booking status of a train ticket. The status indicated whether the passenger ticket has been confirmed, on the waiting list (WL) or is under reservation against cancellation (RAC).
Kindly note, the online PNR status also reflects the coach and seat number, and the fare paid by the passenger apart from the basic information about arrival and departure timings of trains.
Ways To Know Your PNR Status
You can understand your online PNR status and train information from multiple sources, few of them are listed below for your convenience:
- Current reservation check using SMS/phone
- PNR status on mobile
- Railway counters at railway stations
- Final reservation charts
- Other websites that offer you the current PNR status
What is PNR confirmation probability?
A PNR gives one a brief idea of whether the ticket booking is confirmed or one will have to hold on to get a seat, till someone else cancels out their ticket. The details of the train coach and berth, the train ticket fare, the departure and the arrival date and time can be easily found with the help of PNR number. The probability of any PNR number getting confirmed depends on the number of cancellations done. It also relies on multiple factors like long weekends, seasonal trips, festivities, special events, are a few factors among others.
Why Check PNR Status?
Every time an individual books a train ticket, it’s not necessary they might land in the green zone of getting a confirmed ticket status. Hence, to keep oneself acquainted with the escalations till the time one board the train, PNR status checking becomes very important. PNR Status seems to move fast on a penultimate day i.e a day before boarding of one’s journey. There are multiple factors behind confirmation probability of a train ticket, it may range from the class of travel, the peak time, the seasonal trends & the quotas allotted on the train at various stations en-route.
How to Check PNR Status?
It’s very easy to check ones PNR Status. To stay updated with your PNR status escalations. Here’s how one can check the PNR status:
- Enter your unique 10 digit PNR on the website you booked your ticket on
- Hit enter
- Check for the current status
- Current reservation status checkups can also be done using SMS at 139 (PNR Space <PNR Number> and send it to 139)
- Use Mobile applications (NTES)
- Railway enquiry counters at the railway station
- Final reservation charts (made live 1 hour before the train departure.
Understanding the different PNR Status Abbreviations?
The Passenger Name Record (PNR) current status displayed online is used to know whether the booked ticket is CNF, RAC, WL, GNWL, PQWL, RLWL or TQWL.
Here’s what each of the above abbreviations stands for:
- CNF – Confirmed
- Confirmed + RAC
- RAC – Reservation Against Cancellation
- RAC + WL
- WL – Waiting List
- GNWL – General Waiting List
- PQWL – Pooled Quota Waiting List
- RLWL – Remote Location Waiting List
- TQWL – Tatkal Waiting List
The following breakout explains how a ticket status plays a very vital role in a passengers train journey.
CNF – A PNR Number with CNF status means, the passenger seat has been confirmed and the seat will be allotted after charting.
RAC – RAC means Reservation Against Cancellation. A ticket having PNR Status RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation), the passenger is allowed to travel and two passengers share the same berth. In case, a confirmed passenger does not board the train, a full berth is allotted to the passenger with RAC ticket.
WL – WL stands for Waiting List. A ticket whose PNR status reflects WL(Waiting List), in that case, the passenger’s ticket is in a Waiting list and they are not allowed to board the train. A waiting list ticket can be cancelled by the passenger 30 minutes before the departure of the train. If a Waiting List (WL) ticket does not get confirmed, it gets cancelled automatically.
CAN – A ticket with CAN PNR status means, the passenger seat has been cancelled.
GNWL – GNWL stands for General Waitlist. A General Waitlist ticket is the one which gets confirmed after the passengers cancel their confirmed bookings
TQWL – TQWL stands for Tatkal Waitlist. When a passenger does a tatkal booking and is put on the waitlist (WL), the status is shown as TQWL. It’s very important to know, this ticket is least likely to get confirmed.
PQWL – PQWL status indicates Under Pooled Quota Waitlist. The passengers travelling between intermediate stations and have a separate waitlist from the general waitlist.
RLWL – RLWL stands for Remote Location Waitlist. A Remote Location Waitlist has high chances of confirmation. Smaller stations have a separate quota of seats and waiting seats on these intermediate stations are given RLWL status.
RSWL – RSWL means Road Side Waitlist. A station-specific waitlist is called a Road-Side Waitlist.
NR – NR stands for ‘No Room’ and no further bookings are allowed with an NR ticket status
NOSB – NOSB is an acronym for No Seat Berth. Children below 12 years of age pay child fare and are not allotted seats. Their PNR status shows NOSB – No Seat Berth.
REL – REL stands for Released
WEBCAN – It’s a Railway Counter Ticket. When a passenger has been cancelled over the internet and the refund has not been collected.
WEBCANRF – It’s a Railway Counter Ticket. When a passenger has been cancelled over the internet and the refund has been collected.
Kindly note, the passengers having Waitlist (WL) and Reservation Against Cancellation (RAC) gets a refund.
Make a due note. if your train is ready for departure and its reservation chart is finalized, the cost of your Waitlist ticket will be automatically refunded to your bank account.
The PNR status of a train ticket is CNF/B1/16/NC. What does that mean?
The PNR status of a train ticket is CNF/B2/18/NC. Does that mean my ticket is confirmed or not?
First of all, do understand that the train ticket number as CNF/B1/16/NC means that the railway ticket has been confirmed and there is no need to worry about anything else. As per this number, the coach number is B2 along with the seat number as 18. NC depicts for ‘No Choice’ and that means that at the time when you are booking tickets in order to get a reservation, there is no preference been provided for the seats in particular. It could be anything including the berths like side lower berth, side upper berth, middle berth, upper berth or lower berth.
Hope now you can understand your railway tickets PNR status and there is no confusion and the information mentioned related to the concern has been clear and informative too.
Know about PNR status CNF and RAC
Wish to know about the meaning of terminology PNR status CNF and RAC? CNF depicts for ‘Confirmed’ in PNR status and is been allotted to someone when the ticket was actually in RAC that is in Reservation against Cancellation status and got cleared to CNF. It leads to the fact that the traveller got a confirmed seat to travel in the train.
In RAC status, a person has to share the berth with another traveller. When the PNR status is Confirmed, the whole berth is allocated to a person and he neither has to share it with anyone else. Certainly, it is pretty much necessary to know about the exact rail status of the passenger railway ticket it is holding. The ticket could be in waitlisted status or in the confirmed state or in waitlisted status. The PNR status could be easily checked using different methods like via SMS, via online websites, or by calling up at the railway station or even asking for the answers for your queries from the railway counter at the station. The procedure to check and know about the status of your railway ticket is hardly a minute job. Do understand the fact that PNR stands for Passenger Name Record and each time, a booking gets done, PNR number is generated on a random basis. By checking PNR status, it gives one clarity of the status of the rail ticket at that time.
Knowing more about the PNR Status REGRET/WL
Well, a ticket with REL PNR status indicates- regret means no further bookings are allowed as the quota is already exceeded. If the PNR status you have is depicted as Regret/WL then it simply states that no booking is currently allowed and applicable as the waiting list number has already exceeded and reached its maximum capacity.
While in CKWL status, it is the waiting list for tatkal quota. Though, the chances of getting confirmation in CKWL is also extremely less. Hope the information related to Regret/WL is clear and helpful for you all. It is very important to always check the PNR status of your rail ticket to knowing about the exact status that the ticket is holding.
In case of any cancellations and vacant seats or berths, there are high chances that waiting list ticket holders get confirmed bookings. And in case you have a ticket with waiting list status, it is mandatory to keep checking PNR status to know of the exact status of your bookings. And there are different ways through which PNR status could be checked like online, using SMS or by enquiring at the railway counters at platforms. So, use any of the approaches to the knowledge of the PNR status and know about the exact status of the ticket.
Knowing more about the PNR Status REL – Released
Just, for example, the PNR number that you get after booking a ticket is 870-7233730 (e-ticket). It means that the status was confirmed when the booking has been done, but later it has been changed to released on the railway site. The meaning of released in Railways is that the ticket is not been cancelled, only the alternative accommodation has been provided by the department. Hope this clears any confusion one has towards the ticket-holding the status REL.
Knowing more about the PNR status CAN and MOD
Want to know about CAN and MOD and how does it relate to Indian Railways? We will discuss the same and you will definitely get a fair idea about these terminologies in a brief way and its relation with Railways as well.
Often it happens that when people check out their PNR status, what they get is CAN/MOD status and people often very feel excited and curious to know about what does it actually mean.
CAN stands for cancellation and it depicts that Indian Railways has assigned a specific PNR number to a ticket but it is been marked for cancellation. That PNR number for sure will not be assigned to any other ticket and with time and gradually will get flushed.
MOD, on the other hand, stands for modified and depicts the fact that it is been modified once and it is been allocated with a PNR number. It usually happens when railway officials or a customer change or modify travel itinerary or details. It could be a small change in anything like in passenger name, date of journey, travel class and so on. So, be aware of everything and make sure to check out your PNR status to be sure of the fact whether your ticket gets confirmed or not. Enjoy the hassle-free and have a smooth journey and with the technology, be updated about all the terminologies used and related to Indian Railways.
Can an individual change their boarding station after the ticket is booked?
Want to know whether it is possible for a user if he or she can I change the boarding station?
Well, the answer is right here. Yes, it could be possible to change the boarding station of your travel. In case you have booked your e-ticket using IRCTC platform, you can edit or change it to any of the other station names that falls in between the source and destination junctions. It is important to know that it could be changed only and only prior to 24 hours of the scheduled departure time of the train. This service could only and only be possible with e-ticket reservation and is not at all possible with i-tickets at all. Adding to this, the change of boarding station could only be done via IRCTC site and in case of e-tickets for only one time. And in case, a user has already changed the boarding station once, he or she will definitely lose all the rights related to boarding the train from the original station/boarding junction.
Hope this information is helpful. Also, make sure to keep an eye and do check out the PNR status before heading out to the station and be sure whether your ticket is in confirmation state or not. It could be done either via the web or through SMS or by asking at the railway personnel at the station and it will hardly take a few minutes to check out the same and be sure whether the ticket is in confirmation state or in waitlisted status.
Knowing more about PNR status PQWL and RLWL
Know more about the meaning of terminologies PQWL and RLWL in PNR status in Railways. PQWL connotes for ‘Pooled Quota Waiting List’ in Railways. In most of the trains, the particular pooled quota has been fixed and it is applicable when you start your journey from the source station but complete at a junction in between en-route before the final station.
GNWL stands for the general waiting list and as compared to it, PQWL has very few chances to get confirmed. On the other side, RLWL connotes for ‘Remote Location Waiting List’ in Railways. In most of the trains, there are specific stations that are marked as remote locations and a specific number of seats are reserved under the same. If the source station is supposed to be marked as RLWL and the stations that fall afterwards are counted as remote locations then this quota is applicable. It has also very few seats reserved under the quota.
Knowing more about PNR status CKWL and GNWL
CKWL means that a person has booked his or her reservation under tatkal quota, where “C (see) K (know)” and “WL” means waiting list. The final chart of a train gets prepared for about 4 hours in advance to the departure time of the train. Once it is prepared, PNR status lets the traveller know about the waiting list status in tatkal quota. If it is still on the waiting list, the money gets credited in the account within 5 to 7 business working days.
GNWL refers to general list tatkal quota and is one of the terminologies used to show PNR status like others PLWL, RLWL, CKWL, etc. Under this, reservations are made from the source station or nearby junction, and till the terminating junction or nearby. GNWL as compared to anyone else has the maximum chances to get confirmation. In case the PNR status shown is like GNWL/Available then it depicts that the ticket has got confirmed as someone else has cancelled theirs.
Knowing more about PNR status RLGN
Want to know about PNR status RLGN in Indian Railways?
RLGN stands for Remote Location General Waiting List. PNR status RLGN is allocated to a user when he or she books a railway ticket and it is in waitlisted status that at that time WL quota status depicts for RLWL and after the reservation has been made, RLWL changes to RLGN. Every time a user books a ticket, a PNR number is generated and it is pretty much important to check out the PNR status online to know about the status of your rail ticket. The rail status of the ticket means whether it is in confirmation state or is in the waitlisted state or is in RAC state. The waitlisted status tickets could get a chance to confirmation status tickets, depending on the vacant seats in that train.
Knowing more about the Status – WEBCAN & WEBCANRF
Searching for what the words WEBCAN and WEBCANRF mean and how it is related to Indian Railways? Well, you have come to the right place to find your answers.
WEBCAN depicts for a railway counter ticket that means that a user has cancelled his or her ticket online and the refund is not yet been collected. There is another term too related to the same that is WEBCANRF that is also a railway counter ticket and it means that a user has cancelled his or her ticket online and the refund has already been collected.
The similar kind of breakouts actually makes users understand more about them and how they are playing a pivotal role in rail travel and train journeys. It is pretty much important to know about your ticket status and understand in detail what it means and signifies.
What should you do If you lose your PNR number?
Well, there is nothing to be panic at all if you are stuck in the same situation.
If you have booked your train ticket online through irctc.co.in, then simply go to “Booked History” option and retrieve your ticket. For the same, you simply have to visit the IRCTC website, get to the ticket booked column, get the PNR number from there or get a print of the ticket from there only.
In case you lose the hard copy(physical copy) of your ticket, then visit any nearest computerized reservation counter and contact the Chief Reservation Supervisor with your valid ID proof. They will issue a duplicate ticket if your train ticket has been confirmed.
To check on the PNR status, the best approaches are to either do the same via online or via SMS. It takes hardly seconds to do check out the PNR status using any of the approaches and it makes it simpler to be certain of the exact status of the rail ticket and know whether it is in confirmation status or in waitlisted status or in RAC status. Do check out the same and have a safe journey.
Understanding your ticket status in detail.
You must have noticed there are two numbers mentioned on your ticket. The numbers give the details of the position at which you joined the waitlist and the current position of your ticket- in this order. Here is an example:
Whenever you book a train ticket online, below are a few details you will find on it, the train number and class be it- AC, second class, third class etc. mentioned on the e-ticket along with the seat/berth that you want along with the date and time. Let’s consider that you buy a ticket with WL5/WL3.
This means that you joined the WaitList at position 5, but by the time you made the payments for the ticket and actually purchased the ticket online you moved to position 3. The position may have varied from WL5 to WL3 either due to a cancellation or due to someone not making a final booking. While the first number (WL5 in this case) will stay the same, the second number will decrease until you get a ticket (hopefully).
This is how the status of your reservation status could look like – in that order:
- WL 5/WL 3
- WL 5/WL 2
- WL 5/WL 1
- WL 5/RAC 3
- WL 5/RAC 2
- WL 5/RAC 1
- WL 5/CNF
PNR status and seat availability.
Waiting List and RAC
When all available seats on a train are sold, the Indian railway releases RACs for railway reservations. Once all of the RAC seats are sold, the Waiting List tickets are released. The status of the tickets might vary based on a variety of reasons. Ticket cancellations by other passengers can increase your chances if you have a RAC or Waiting List ticket. RAC/WL ticket holders are also likely to get available seats in different quotas if they remain unused.
Listed below is the order in which any valid ticket is sold by the Indian Railways:
- Available 02
- Available 01
- RAC 01
- RAC 02
- RAC 03
- RAC 04
- WL 01
- WL 02
What is rlwl/wl in railway reservation
Are you wondering what is rlwl/wl in railway reservation? Are you seeking for the meaning of them? Well, here you have definitely come to the right place to seek for answers. WL stands for Waiting List in Indian Railway Ticket Reservation and RLWL stands for ‘Remote Location Waiting List’. Well, just for clarity, RLWL is counted among one of the most common kinds of waiting lists in Railways and actually has the highest chances of the ticket to get confirmed.
In RLWL, it states that the ticket is allocated for the intermediate junctions lying in between the original and terminal points as in general; they are the most significant cities or towns falling on that particular route. In case, people have RLWL ticket and it doesn’t get cleared or confirmed, then importantly they are not liable to board the train with that ticket and the amount that remains will get credited back to their account within 5 – 7 working days. Well, it is very important to check PNR status whether you have a Waiting list ticket or RLWL ticket status as it gives the exact idea of the status of the rail ticket at that moment. So, make sure to check out the same and take decisions according to the status update. PNR status could be checked via different methods. The simplest and widely used ones are via an online website or through SMS facility, so use any of them and within seconds know about the status of your rail ticket and help you know your travel status.
Does PNR Number Exist for Non-Reserved Passengers?
For every online ticket, the 10 digit number- PNR number is printed on the topmost row just below the valid transaction ID and for all those that are booked at the railway reservation counters, the PNR number is printed at the top leftmost corner just beneath the PNR number heading. Make it a point and do understand that PNR number has been allotted only and only to reserved tickets and for unreserved tickets, no PNR is been allotted.
The reason behind it is very simple as the ticket is in unreserved status, Indian Railways hasn’t booked or reserved any seat or berth in that case and the passenger can stand or sit anywhere in the designated coach on the train in this scenario.
It is always better to check PNR status before heading out to the station or travelling to know about the confirmed status of your ticket reservation and booking. As you know the PNR status could be checked through different ways and it could be done either via the web, phone, other methods and so on. So, make sure to check out the PNR status very carefully before travelling and make sure whether the ticket you got is in the reserved state or in unreserved status.
How many tickets can be booked in a single PNR?
Tickets of six passengers can be booked in a single PNR, which means a maximum of 6 passengers can be accommodated in a single PNR number while booking tickets.
Can Food be Ordered in the Train by using PNR number?
Yes! One can easily order food of their choice by entering the PNR number in various ticket booking apps through mobile (eg. RailMitra’s app etc.) for food ordering and select the options among variety and order them in a few simple steps. This way you will get your food delivered on your seat, without any inconvenience.
What is a Flushed PNR?
Once you finish your journey and you check the PNR status of your ticket, the status visible for the PNR Number would be either “Flushed PNR” or “PNR is Flushed” which means the PNR number is no more active neither can it be reused by you or any other passenger.
Till how many days can Indian Railway keep PNR status in its database?
Normally, the digits of Passenger name record or PNR details become meaningless after the completion of the journey. The PNR details may not be available to the public once the journey gets completed for privacy and security concerns of passengers. However, PNR number lasts a minimum of 9 months. This is because the TDR filed can take a maximum of 9 months. Then, it is finally removed from the database.
Is any PNR number valid after a ticket has been cancelled?
No! As the ticket is cancelled, the validity of the PNR ends. This means the PNR number is no more active for any train journey by the passenger.
What is the meaning of NR/0 in PNR status?
NR/O depicts for ‘No Room’ in PNR status. Most of the people get this status once they book a ticket in PNR status and it is highly advisable to all of them to keep a check on their PNR status from time to time as after some time, in most of the cases the status gets changed as per IRCTC.
Just for an example, if a person has booked a ticket on a train in AC 3 tier coach and he gets the status as CNF at the time of booking. Once the final chart is prepared, the status was showing as NR/O to him. It leads to the fact that at the time of final chart preparation, there was no seat left in AC 3 tier coach and as his status CNF so he got an up gradation in the travel and got the seat in AC 2 tier coach. So, NR/O means no room but it is preferable to do look at the PNR status from time to time and even after final chart is prepared as that time only, you get to know of the exact status that your rail ticket is holding.
How does IRCTC PNR prediction apps work?
PNR prediction apps use the PNR number and depict whether the seat or berth booked by the passenger is been confirmed or not. These apps, in general, keep an account of all PNR numbers and it helps the passengers in predicting the exact status of the PNR number at that time only. They also keep track of all the present and past trends of the tickets bookings and uses machine learning technology to monitor the real status of any PNR number.
Kindly note, for holidays and weekends, these apps use separate predicting trends and on weekdays, the status determining trends is set differently. For any person who has booked a ticket on a train, it is advisable to check PNR status from time to time. These apps give travellers a rough idea about what their ticket status could be. They don’t give assurance of anything in particular to travellers, though they ensure to cater to the best support and assistance to them while travelling. It has been depicted that most of the PNR prediction apps are reliable and most of the time, the predictions that they did are true to an extent.
Current PNR Status- Checking Using SMS
PNR stands for Passenger Name Record and is meant to be a unique 10 digit number that is been stored in the database of Indian Railways and is been holding all the important information related to traveller’s sex, name, age, berth preference, travel itinerary, coach, seat, berth, mode of payment and much more.
PNR status can be checked easily and vastly using the SMS method. It is also been among the most common forms of checking up the status. It is simple to do on one end and on the other saves a lot of time and energy of everyone as people require to do is to get their phone, feed in their valid 10 digit PNR number, and send the message to 139 or one can send the valid 10-digit PNR number to 5676747. Within minutes, an individual will get a message back depicting all the right PNR details, its status and more.
Just for an example, if your PNR number is 2356789845, then simply send it to 139 in the format that is PNR 2356789845. Isn’t it so simple and smooth to do it? It’s pretty much time saving and in a matter of a few seconds, you just get to know about the real status that the ticket has been holding.
Just for the record, the SMS status checking is not at all toll-free and for each one of them, around Rs. 3 will get deducted. Apart from SMS, there are other ways as well to check PNR status including via online websites and asking the personnel at the stations. So, understand all about them and make sure to check PNR status to know whether your ticket has been confirmed or not. Also, do make sure to carry along with you an authentic identity proof while travelling.
How to find PNR number using Transaction ID?
Wondering about how to find PNR number using transaction id? Well, it is very simple to do and you will get your answer here. Firstly one must log in to the site, by giving a visit to IRCTC. Make sure that your valid user ID and password you have been entering is authentic. Once it is done, go to print E-ticket column, or cancelled history all depending on the journey status or the booked history of an individual. Once it is open, press ctrl + f and enter your transaction ID and click on the enter button.
It not only depicts your exact and current transaction status but also you can check out and know about your PNR number from there with any hassle. Isn’t it that simple and easy to do? Well, it is pivotal and very much significant to keep a check of your PNR status so that you know exactly about the status of your reservation and so. It could be done via different ways like online, mobile, or by asking at railway stations. The important thing is to do check your PNR status and know about every minute detail related to the booking status of your ticket reservation and whether it gets confirmed or not or is in waitlisted status or in RAC status or so. Along with within the travel, it is important for you to carry a valid ID proof along with for the verification purpose. There are even many dedicated platforms available that will help you to check out your PNR status, so make use of them to have a comfortable train journey.
Getting a PNR status Alerts Notification on Mobile
Here, you will come to know about getting a PNR status alert notification on your mobile. First of all, visit the site http://pnrstatusinfo.in, enter your authentic PNR number along with the mobile number where you want to know about the status and click on the submit button. Isn’t this a simple way to get ones PNR status checked, which will take hardly takes a few minutes of your time. People can also send their PNR number to 139 and get the status update within few minutes, they will get the information related to their PNR status on the same number with which the message is being sent. It is very important to check out PNR status online and be sure about the status that your rail ticket has been holding, whether it is in the confirmed state, or in RAC status or is in waitlisted criteria. So, know about the same online using different ways like via online or via SMS or via asking at the railway stations. There are many professional sites and portals where people can go through the PNR status check and once they feed in there the valid PNR number and click on the submit button, they will get to know all about the current status within minutes and without any hassle. Checking up on PNR status and getting an idea about the latest check on the same. helps people to be clear of the confirmation and reservation status of their ticket and gives them a clear idea of a trouble-free journey.
Via a smartphone app
Using smartphone apps to check PNR status Internet-connected smartphones and tablets are commonly used so here’s a list of few helpful apps for checking your PNR status:
One of the best is “PNR status app” which you can download from the Google Play store.
One of the best is “IRCTC app” which you can download from the App store.
Checking PNR Status if you have BSNL or MTNL Connection
You can check PNR status on the phone if you have BSNL or MTNL connection by following the steps below:
- Dial 139 from BSNL/MTNL phone to check PNR status.
- Follow IVR instructions.
- Enter your PNR number.
- You will get your reservation details
Do you know which railway waiting list ticket gets confirmed first -the Tatkal or the General waitlist?
Have you ever wondered which railway waiting list ticket gets confirmed first – the Tatkal or the General waitlist ticket? Do you wish to know this too? Here, you will definitely get the answer for the same. When it comes to the order of clearing and confirming the status of waitlisted tickets, then it is like the first RAC then comes GLWL – General waiting list, and then PQWL – Pooled quota waiting list, followed by RLWL – Remote location waiting list, then, at last, it is tatkal quota waiting list.
Hope the information cleared all your doubts and whenever it comes to clearing of waiting list status ticket, it will be first of all general waiting list and then the tatkal waiting list, amongst the two of them. Do you know how to check the status of your ticket whether it is in confirmation state or still is in a waitlisted state or so? Well, you can do so simply via checking PNR status online using the 10 digit PNR number, it could be known within minutes about the status of your ticket whether it is in confirmation state or in waitlisted state or else. PNR status could be checked using many different approaches like using the web or via SMS or by enquiring at the railway station from officials and likewise. The common approach used extensively is online where an individual simply needed to enter their 10 digits valid PNR number on the website available and clicking on the status button by clicking on it. Once it is known, people can take actions accordingly as per their status.
What is the meaning of PNR’s status S-Ex27
What is the meaning of PNR’s status S-Ex27? Are you looking for the relevant answer of the same? If so, here’s a quick explanation of what it means. The S in S-Ex27 indicates here for the compartment and ex refers for the extension.
Sometimes, due to the excess rush and demand during peak season or long weekends or festivities, an extra coach is added in a train and that is been referred to as S-Ex coach. Simply consider it as another sleeper coach named S-ex coach. Thus, S-Ex27 means that the seat number is 27 in the extension department. Whenever you will check your PNR status in a train, it will show the result in this format only and at that time, make sure and be aware of the thing that an additional coach is been attached with your train. Aside from this, it is very much important to keep an eye on the PNR status of your rail ticket every time and know about the exact status of your rail ticket.
Don’t forget to check your PNR status through different available ways like online, SMS, enquiring at the rail counters and so. It hardly takes minutes to check the PNR status and after checking it, an individual can know about whether your ticket is in confirmation state, or in waitlisted state or so. It gives an idea to the person whether he or she will be able to travel in a train or not and in case, it is still in the waitlisted state, the refund gets back to his or her account within 3 to 5 business working days.
How to cancel train e-ticket for one person in the same PNR number
Under one PNR number, six passengers can make their bookings. Are you wondering about How to cancel train e-ticket for one person in the same PNR number?
In order to cancel your train e-ticket with same PNR number, for a person, first of all, you need to log in your IRCTC account using the authentic user ID and password and then head to the cancel ticket link. Once you do so, the ticket will be displayed and there will be a checkbox and once you click on the same and proceed with the cancel ticket choice, then it will be cancelled without any problem. Once it is done, the person gets the notification of the cancellation of the e-ticket via e-mail or as the message which is registered over the IRCTC account. Every time a person does the booking, a PNR number is generated irrespective of whether he or she gets the confirmed status ticket or it is in RAC status or in waitlisted status. It becomes very important and extremely vital to check PNR status to be sure of the exact status of the rail ticket whether it is in confirmation state or in a waitlisted state or so. It could be checked via different ways like through online or through SMS or through enquiring at the railway counters and so. Do use any of the approaches to know about the status of your ticket and travel safely and without any trouble.
IRCTC PNR Enquiry
Indian Railways has one of the most reliable transport systems that people use in travelling in India. It is very good because there are many user-friendly and comprehensive services provided to make people enjoy every railway journey. The services have been developed to take the load off the railway reservation and ticketing system all over the country. Technology has made it possible for every passenger to make a reservation for many hours, days, weeks or months before the intended departure date of their trip. After the reservation, you can always check the status online through what is called the IRCTC PNR enquiry.
The Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd. has put in place the different ways of making the reservation offline and online, after which the passenger could check the status of the PNR. PNR number assists in getting every information about, and updating the status of seat reservation. You can easily find out the status through mobile phone or landline.
IRCTC PNR enquiry is only available from 0500 hours to 2300 hours IST.
There is always heavy traffic when passengers are checking the status, leading to a temporary system breakdown. For this reason, Indian Railways has come up with a new policy which makes PNR status available only for PNR’s with departure date within 10 days from the date of making an enquiry. You only need to send a text message to the provided telephone numbers, and you will get the information needed.