Concerning PNR Statuses, Their Implementation in Indian Railways, and How to check yours If you’ve recently booked a ticket with Indian Railways for the first time, you might be at a loss as to a number of things, not the least of them being whether or not your seat is reserved as per your wish. This article will guide you through the various jargons that are used by the Railways and how you can get your reservation enquiries made online with little or no hassle. The first thing you need to be aware of is that passenger enquiries with Indian Railways always begin with the PNR Status.

What is PNR Status?

A Passenger Name Record is a form of information held by the railways service for each passenger travelling in their trains. It holds not only your name but also your age, your contact details, the details of at least one branch of your itinerary, as well as the details of the person you booked your ticket. The Railway Authorities need these details to be able to provide you with the information that you need, and in order to let you convey this information with simplicity; they offer you a PNR Code.

Checking PNR Status with Indian Railways In order to be able to check your PNR Status, you need your train ticket and a method of contacting the Railways: this can either be a by phone or via the internet. The PNR code can be found at the top left corner of your ticket. If you’re going to contact the railways service over the phone, simply look up their phone number in the directory (or Google it) and give them a call. Note that they will ask you to quote the PNR before they can provide any information. Sometimes, though especially in big cities, the railways phone number is busy and cannot be reached even after several attempts. The alternative that their website on the internet provides is a welcome diversion to the traffic; they receive on a daily basis. To get your status over the internet, simply go to www.indianrail.gov and click on “PNR Status” on the top menu. When the page loads, simply fill up the form that comes up, entering your PNR code and then the human-ware verification code. The status of your PNR, which is essentially whether or not you are reserved for your journey, will show up in detail. This can be printed out, in case you want to carry it with you for your journey.