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PNR Status

PNR Status

Check the PNR Status of your Railway reservation or IRCTC booking here. Enter the 10-digit PNR number associated with your booking in the form below and hit the Check PNR Status button.

Alternative Ways for PNR Status Enquiry

Apart from using our website, you can also check the status of your Railway Reservation by using a few other methods. You can enable PNR Status mobile checking, by SMSing or Calling the Railway hotline.

  • SMS: PNR <Your Ten-Digit PNR Number) to 139.
  • SMS: PNR <Your Ten-Digit Number) to 54959 / 5676747 / 57886.
  • Call: You can enquire the status along with other details by dialing 139.

Through Online

You can browse to the official website of Indian Railways (http://www.indianrail.gov.in) to check your IRCTC PNR Status. Alternatively, you can just login to your IRCTC account and click on the ‘View Booking History‘ button in your profile. You can also n use the Train Enquiry website for additional train timings, reservation details.

About IRCTC PNR Status

PNR Number is an unique ten-digit number assigned by Indian Railways CRIS system when a booking is made. PNR is defined as Passenger Name Record. It is the number by which each railway ticket booking is identified. By referring to this number, one can know the current PNR status of your Railway booking.

When we book railway tickets online (IRCTC website) or through the Railway reservation counter, the booking can be in the Confirmed status or  the RAC list or Waiting List depending on the vacancy of berths and quota allotted to the particular station. At the same time, each booking is assigned a unique number 10-digit number. One can know the current status of Railway booking such as whether the ticket is Confirmed or Wailisted, Train number, Date of journey, class of journey, No of passengers and other details by referring to this Number.

PNR Status Enquiry is essential before boarding the train. Because, if your reservation is still in the Waiting list after chart preparation you will be not be allowed to board the train. Your booking status must either be confirmed or placed in the RAC list (Reservation against cancellation).Generally, Indian Railways Train Reservation charts are prepared about 4 hours before the commencement of journey at the origin station.

After preparation of charts, a few bookings in the waiting list or in the RAC list might be allotted with confirmed status. Therefore, the PNR Number serves as a very useful tool in knowing the Berth /Seat Numbers allotted and the coach number along with your train PNR Status, by which one can easily embark the train without confusion.

Indian Railways Symbols Explained

Symbol Meaning
CAN or MOD Cancelled or Modified Passenger
CNF or Confirmed Confirmed Booking
RAC Reservation Against Cancellation
WL # Wait List Number
RL-WL Remote Location Waiting List
GNWL General Waiting List
PQWL Pooled Quota Wait List
REGRET/WL Bookings / Reservations are closed
RELEASED Reservation Not Cancelled but Alternative Accommodation is Provided

You learn more about PNR Enquiry by watching this video.

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