Check PNR status of your IRCTC reservations online. Your IRCTC PNR status includes your journey details, booking status, current status (coach number, berth number, quota) and charting status. Simply enter the 10-digit PNR number printed on the top left corner of your ticket, and click the Get PNR Status button.
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Indian Railways uses short codes to indicate booking status, current status, coach class, and quotas. You will find here explanations of the various codes.
The below status codes appear in the Current Status column of PNR status.
|Can/Mod||Cancelled or modified passenger|
|CNF||Confirmed (coach & berth numbers available after chart preparation)|
|Confirmed||Confirmed (coach & berth numbers available after chart preparation)|
|RAC #||Reservation against cancellation number|
|Released||Original ticket cancelled, but alternative accommodation provided. Enquire with new PNR.|
|W/L #||Waiting list number|
Indian Railways uses the below letters to classify and identify their carriages. A coach number appears with an allocated berth number in the Booking Status and/or the Current Status column of PNR status.
|A||2-tier air conditioned|
|AB||Combination of 2-tier air conditioned and 3-tier air conditioned|
|B||3-tier air conditioned|
|C||Air conditioned chair car|
|D||Bookable second class seat|
|DE||Combination of second class & executive chair class|
|E||Executive chair class|
|F||First class non-air conditioned|
|G||3-tier air conditioned (Garib Rath)|
|H||First class air conditioned|
|HA||Combination of first class air conditioned & 2-tier air conditioned|
|HB||Combination of first class air conditioned & 3-tier air conditioned|
|J||Chair class air-conditioned (Garib Rath)|
|RA||RAC 2-tier air conditioned|
|RB||RAC 3-tier air conditioned|
|RG||RAC 3-tier air conditioned (Garib Rath)|
|RS||RAC sleeper class|
|SE||Second class executive chair|
Some of the berths in a train may be made available to passengers based on the quota policy of that train. The below quota codes appear in the Booking Status column of the PNR status table. Some of these codes are combined with one of the codes listed in the PNR Status Codes table above in order to extend the meaning of a quota. For example, PQWL would stand for Pooled Quota Waiting List.
|DP||Duty pass quota|
|FT||Foreign tourist quota|
|GNRS||General quota road side|
|HO||High official / head quarters quota|
|HP||Physically handicapped quota|
|PH||Parliament house quota|
|RC/RAC||Reservation against cancellation|
|RE||Railway employee staff on duty for the train|
|SS||Female (above 45 years) / Senior citizen / Travelling alone|
Note: In case final charts have not been prepared, the current status may upgrade/downgrade at a later stage.
You may like to check IRCTC PNR status via SMS if you do not have immediate access to the Internet. Indian Railway's SMS service provides a way to check IRCTC PNR status using mobile phones. A passenger needs to send an SMS on 57886 through a mobile phone to get any kind of information on railways.
You can 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. You 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. An example of a valid message would be PNR 1234567890. You will get a reply similar to: "PNR No. 1234567890 , 1. RAC 33, 2. Confirmed AS2 34, 2952 Mumbai Rajdhani, New Delhi - Kota, 17 Aug".
Visit one of the official pages below for more information on the mobile service providers and the keywords to be used in SMS:
To receive railway information through voice, you can call 139 from your BSNL, MTNL, Airtel, Vodafone etc landlines. Most of the telecom service providers support 139. If you have internet connection at home, you will probably prefer to go online to check PNR status of your railway reservation. The advantage is that you do not need to pay any SMS or phone call charges. Another advantage is that you can quickly print or email the reservation status.
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PNR stands for Passenger Name Record. A unique 10-digit PNR is assigned to each railway reservation whether it is done online or by visiting a railway reservation counter. You can easily locate PNR number on the top left corner of a railway ticket. To know the current status of a railway reservation, a passenger must use the PNR number. The image below shows PNR on an Indian Railways ticket.
A PNR is generated by the Indian Railways automated system known as CRS (Central Reservation System) only after a passenger provides information such as passenger name, gender, age, berth preference, train number, date of journey, class of travel, contact information, and so on. A passenger provides these details online or by writing them on a printed reservation slip.
If you book your ticket online, you can locate the PNR number on your e-ticket or i-ticket. After a booking is completed online, IRCTC also sends an SMS along with the 10-digit PNR number. A sample SMS would look like, "PNR:6603462007, TRAIN:12313, DOJ:22-06-12, 3A, SDAH TO NDLS, SUMIT AGARWAL, B6 56, FARE:1535, SC:20+PG CHGS."
Once an advance reservation is complete, the CRS issues a PNR, which remains the same regardless of any further changes made to the reservation details. However an exception is made if a multiple passenger reservation is split with some of the passengers cancelling or changing to a different itinerary.
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