Indian railways PNR status
PNR is a short form of Passenger Name Record. It acts as a database of the passenger recorded in the Indian railways computerized reservation systems. Since, India is a vast country it becomes difficult to reserve the tickets just before the date to travel except Tatkal service. It is necessary for you to plan your voyage well in advance and book the tickets in advance for the same. Many times, it might be tricky to find the availability of the train we want. In this situation, one should always keep a track record of PNR status. Indian Railways Network being the largest company across the country has started providing various ways in order to keep a track of the PNR status.
Services by Indian railways system
Many passengers keep on searching for the Indian Railways PNR Status, for their reserved tickets. Also, they keep on searching for toll-free numbers (If available) from where they can extract the information related to passenger information or arrival and departure of destined train. IRCTC (Indian railways Catering and Tourism Corporation) is a subsidiary of Indian Railways. The organization provides several alternatives to obtain the Indian Railways PNR Status.
Guidelines and ways to acquire PNR status
Through Mobile or landlines
The department of Indian Railways in association with IRCTC has introduced a toll-free telephone number ‘139’. This service is entirely a free service which works within India, along with a few towns and villages. What all you need to do is, call ‘139’ from the MTNL Landlines, BSNL Landlines, Garuda, Vodaphone, Idea, Aircel and Spice telecom operators enabled mobiles in order to obtain SMS, Fax and call back facility. For Mumbai and Delhi residents, there is one more advantage that Indian railways provide which is to dial the number 139 following 10 digit numbers and get access to the train status and ticket PNS status instantly.
To obtain Indian Railways PNR Status, you are required to send a SMS to5888 or 5676747 by writing ‘PNR… followed by ten digits PNR number’. You can also fetch avail 139 service on SMS in order to obtain the PNR status. This is a new service, which is started by the Indian Railways department recently, where a person can send a SMS to 139 and obtain information related to fare, class of accommodation etc.
Official Indian Railways website
The Indian Railways PNR Status can also be accessed from the Indian Railways official website. All you need to do is fill in the 10 digit PNR number into the text area to get the PNR status.