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Indian Railways PNR Status Enquiry

This section tells you what a IRCTC PNR number is and how it is critical to learn the status of your trains reservation ticket. The 10-digit system-generated unique code is more than just a confirmation of your booking. It is a reference number with what you as a passenger will be identified by the Indian Railways in case an issue arises. You can even check the reservation status of your seat or call in for any other kind of help. Here you can find out what all the PNR number empowers you with.

IRCTC Train Ticket PNR Status Enquiry

Passenger Name Record (PNR) number

PNR number is a unique 10-digit code, which is allotted for each ticket, either booked online or manually at railway ticket counters. When a ticket is booked, the computer reservation system (CRS) records the itinerary of passenger/passengers on a single ticket along with their details in its database and generates a PNR number. Thereafter, this PNR number becomes the reference for the passenger/passengers to check their seat reservation status. This number can be found mentioned on the IRCTC printed ticket or e-ticket (received via SMS or Email).

How to Use PNR number

To check/receive the status of the reservation ticket, all that the passenger needs to do is:

Online: Type the PNR number mentioned on the ticket in the ‘Enter PNR Number’ box above and then click on the ‘Get PNR Status’ button.


SMS: Type PNR<10-digit PNR number>. Eg: PNR 8432458139 and send it to 139, 54959, 57886 or 5676747.


Phone Call: Call 139 and follow the instructions given by the IVR system.

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