Passenger Name Record (PNR) is a 10 digit number which is issued when a passenger books a reservation to Indian railway which can be accomplished through visiting the railway reservation counter or through online. You can find this unique set of numbers at the upper left corner of your railway ticket.
A PNR is issued by the CRS or the Central Reservation System which is an automated system by the Indian Railways and it will only be generated if the passenger provides information that includes the name of the passenger, age, gender, berth preference, date of journey, contact information, train number, class of travel, etc. A passenger enters these details online or writes them down on a reservation slip.
Once the reservation has been accomplished the central reservation system will issue the PNR and the details on it will be maintained irrespective of the changes made to the reservation information. However there is an exemption that is, if the multiple passenger booking or reservation is split with a few of the passengers’ cancellation or change to a different itinerary.
If the passenger booked the ticket through the internet via the website then the PNR can be on the e-ticket or i-ticket. This can be viewed and printed out. There are 3 easy ways to check the PNR status – through the website, SMS/call and through Android App.
3 Easy Ways to Confirm Your PNR Status
Check PNR status through website
Login to PNR status check info site for PNR enquiry. Once you reached the homepage, you will see that there is a text box and that’s where you should enter the 10 digit PNR then click Get PNR status. After hitting the button the system will generate the information that you need about your booking. Through this, the passenger can decide whether the booking is modified, confirmed or cancelled. In addition, the passenger can also get information about re-booking and also other supplemental travel information such as the famous spots that can be visited in India and some travel tips.
Check PNR status through mobile phone or landlines
For people who do not have internet access but need to check on the status of PNR, they can use either their mobile phones or landlines. Through SMS, the passenger can send a text message and enter this – PNR <10-digit PNR> and send to any of these set of numbers: 57886, 54959, 139 and 5676747. Furthermore, you can also confirm the information by calling using your landlines phones. Just dial 139 then you can ask about the information that you need such as time of departure, time of arrival, accommodations, fair, availability and confirmation.
Check PNR status through Smartphone via Android App
Since Indian Railway system has to keep up with the modern time, the passenger can also check the PNR status using an android app. First, you have to download the application through android play store, there is a list of apps that you can choose from – once you have selected the app, click download and then install. Once the installation is complete, all you need to do is to enter the 10-digit PNR number and hit “check PNR” and the app will show updated information generated from CRS about your PNR status.