PNR status of your Indian Railways or IRCTC booking can be checked online easily! Enter the 10-digit PNR (Passenger Name Record) number and click on the Get PNR Status button. You will find the PNR number on the top left corner of the ticket. Passengers can check the status of reservations on the various zones like Northern Railway, Central Railway, Southern Railway etc using this interface
Enter the 10-digit PNR number below
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A PNR is an abbreviated form of Passenger Name Record (PNR) in a travel Industry. It is basically a record of the itinerary for a passenger or group of passengers (travelling together) in the database of a Computer Reservation System (CRS).
A PNR status is widely used term in the travel industry including railways and airlines industry. The PNR was initially introduced by airlines for exchanging reservation information in case of passengers who require flights of multiple airlines to complete their journey. The standards for interline messaging of PNR is defined by IATA and ATA.
The introduction of PNRs was originally intended for air travel; however, its usage has now spread across the bookings of railways tickets, hotels, tours, car rentals, etc.
Information needed for generating PNR
In order to complete the booking of tickets and generate the PNR, the following information is required by the CRS (Computer Reservation System).
- Name of the passenger or passengers travelling together in a group.
- Contact details for the travel agent or airline office (It is usually the 8-digit IATA code of the travel agency or airline office)
- Ticketing details
- Itinerary of at least one portion of travel
- Name of the person who provides the travel information
There are no specific rules or guidelines for layout and content of a PNR. However, most of the CRS systems have similarities in data content and format to suit the requirements of mapping PNR data effortlessly to AIRIMP messages.
How PNR is generated?
Whenever a passenger books an itinerary, the travel agent creates a PNR in the Computer Reservation System used by the airline or railway company through company’s website.At this stage of booking, the CRS will generate an alpha-numeric record locator that remains the same irrespective of any further changes. This record locator is used for identifying PNR in the particular database.
On booking of an airline ticket, every airline creates their own booking record along with a unique record locator that is transmitted to the CRS and gets stored in the database.
Railways PNR Status
A railway PNR number is the 10 digit unique number printed on the left hand side of the top of railways tickets. It indicates the confirmed or waitlisted status of your ticket along with the coach and seat numbers.
There are many ways of getting the PNR status including checking PNR status online on IRCTC site, by telephone, by mobile using SMS, or by using services of various travel websites like Cleartrip or Rediff. Railways PNR Status
Airline PNR Status
The airline Passenger Name Record (PNR) is generated by the airlines for journey booked by passenger. This PNR number gets stored in the reservation and departure control databases of airlines. The number of fields of information in PNR system varies from airline to airline and it may extend up to 60 fields and sub-fields.
PNR allows each passenger to access the relevant information regarding his/her departure and return flights,connecting flights (if any), or any other special services needed on boarding the flight, etc.
Most of the airlines and travel agencies across the world host their PNR databases on Computer Reservations System (CRS) or with Global Distribution System (GDS) companies such as Worldspan,Amadeus, Sabre, and Galileo.
PNR Status through SMS
Online ticketing operations of the Indian Railways is handled by its
subsidiary Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which allows
passengers to check status of their railway reservations also through mobile
phone and landline phone. Checking IRCTC PNR status via SMS is undoubtedly a
handy and quick way. Indian Railway introduced the SMS service to provide a
simple way to check IRCTC PNR status using mobile phones. All a passenger needs
to do is send an SMS on 57886 through his/her mobile phone to get any kind of
information on railways.
The SMS facility provides various ways to perform enquiries like train alert,
IRCTC PNR status, train status, seat availability, train schedule, train
information, train time table, train fare etc offered on the Indian Railways
website. Now one can view such information on a mobile phone through SMS
facility. To receive a list of available SMS commands, simply send
TRAIN to 5676747.
You will get a reply similar to: Welcome to railzone.
Reply with PNR – PNR Status, TL – Train List, TA – Ticket Availability, e.g sms
PNR to get PNR status. Now to check your IRCTC PNR status, send a message
PNR <PNR NUMBER> to
5676747. For example, PNR 1234567890. You
will get a reply similar to: PNR No. 1234567891 , 1. RAC
33, 2. Confirmed AS2 34, 2952 Mumbai Rajdhani, New Delhi – Kota, 17 Aug.
|SMS Text||Send to||Sample Reply|
|PNR <PNR NUMBER>||139||Not available|
|PNR <PNR NUMBER>||54959||Not available|
|PNR <PNR NUMBER>||5676747||>railzone< PNR No. 2663736301 1.W/L
5,PQWL,W/L 2 14006 LICHCHAVI EXP ALIGARH JN – SIWAN JN 30-05-2012 CL-3A
ALJN-SV Boarding: ALJN Rserved Upto: SV:Chart nt prep.
|IRPNR <PNR NUMBER>||57886||Not available|
For more information on the mobile service providers and the keywords to be
used in SMS, you can visit one of the pages below:
Alternatively you can call 139 from your BSNL, MTNL,
Airtel, Vodafone etc landlines. Most telecom service providers support 139. If
you have internet connection at home, you will probably prefer to go online to
check IRCTC PNR status of your railway reservation. The advantage is that you do
not need to pay any SMS or call charges. Another advantage is that you can
quickly print / email the reservation status.