What is PNR status and what it tells me?
When travelling around India you will sooner or later need to check your current PNR status on the waitlist of the IRCTC booking system. __________________________________________________
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On our website we would like to give you all possible information about IRCTC booking and PNR STATUS check. Find how waitlist works and what PNR status tells you. Learn how you can increase your chance of getting the desired ticket so you can enjoy your journey and relax with confirmed ticket.
PNR stands for “passenger name record” and tells you what is your current position on the waitlist (WL) or on reservation against cancelation (RAC) queue. If you buy WL or RAC ticket, you receive a unique 10 digit number (PNR number) which allows you to check your current PNR STATUS. And it is changing as much as other passengers cancel their tickets or upgrade them to upper class. Most of the changes happen in the last few days before train departure. Your current position on the waitlist is then called PNR status. For more about this topic please see our menu where you find tips, tricks and extensive information about booking ticket with Indian Railways or IRCTC. If you feel you can help us by providing up to date information or other news concerning PNR STATUS or any general information about IRCTC and Indian Railways please do so in our forum. This way all members of our community and passengers can have profit of it. Thank you.
2 Ways of checking your PNR status
Obviously the easiest way to check your pnr status is online by submitting a form on our website. There is another way too – SMS check of PNR status. Depending on your service provider, you can make a PNR status enquiry using SMS.
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www.irctc-pnr-status.com is the website where you can check your PNR status online